STERLING, VA (June, 15, 2023) – The International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association has announced that it will begin offering online, on-demand Crematory Operator Certifications beginning on June 28.

The extensive training program will be led by cremation experts Poul Lemasters, Esq. and Larry Stuart Jr. through pre-recorded sessions. The training will conclude with an online, open book exam that attendees must pass to earn their Certified Crematory Operator certification. The curriculum will cover topics such as principles of combustion, incinerator criteria and design, general maintenance and troubleshooting, exposure control, forms and record keeping, liability concerns, and more.
Starting on Wednesday, June 28, the program will be available for on-demand purchase and can be completed year-round. ICCFA members can register to attend the on-demand training for just $395, while non-members can register at $545.

“This online training option will open doors for deathcare professionals all over the world,” said Poul Lemasters, Esq. “The ability to retain Cremation Operator Certifications remotely and on your own time will be a fantastic resource and I’m excited for this opportunity to become available.”

More information for the ICCFA’s online Crematory Operator Certification training, including registration links, can be found at

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Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization profession. The association is comprised of more than 10,000 members in the cemetery, funeral home and crematory industries, as well as supplier and related businesses worldwide.