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ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification at OFDA | Columbus, OH

The program is a dynamic one-day course, where attendees are encouraged to participate, engage, and ask questions. Attendees will learn how to operate a crematory retort properly and effectively and limit the liability for themselves and their company. This extensive training curriculum includes an explanation of professional and incinerator terminology, a discussion on the principles of combustion and incinerator criteria and design, an in-depth look at the basics of operating cremation equipment and their general maintenance and how to troubleshoot common problems, an overview of cremation and its impact on the environment, examples of standard crematory forms and the importance of record keeping; proper steps for identification, exposure control, and liability concerns and risk management. This program will include 2 hours of Laws and Rules specific to cremation operation in Ohio.

Attendees will receive a comprehensive Operations Manual covering all aspects of crematory operation and maintenance and are required to pass an online, open-book test to receive their certification.


Jul 13 2023


All Day


Ohio Funeral Directors Association
2501 North Star Road Columbus, Ohio 43221
International Cemetery Crematory and Funeral Association


International Cemetery Crematory and Funeral Association

ICCFA strives to provide exceptional education, networking and legislative guidance and support to progressive cemetery, funeral and cremation professionals worldwide.

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Ohio Funeral Directors Association
Ohio Funeral Directors Association
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  • Larry Stuart Jr
    Larry Stuart Jr
    Founder & Principal | Raven Plume Consulting

    Cremation Expert, Thought Leader, Consultant, Innovator, Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker, Trainer, Traveler, Foodie, and Dog Lover.

  • Poul Lemasters
    Poul Lemasters
    General Counsel | ICCFA

    Poul began his career in deathcare more than 20 years ago as a funeral director and embalmer. He quickly recognized that the growing risk and liability in deathcare along with the lack of support and resources for those in this profession made for a deadly combination. So, he decided to go to law school—and he passed!

    Today, Poul uses his unique background in both deathcare and law to provide resources and counsel to other deathcare professionals. He gets calls for assistance in risk management, daily operational conflicts, form and contract reviews, valuations, and regulatory matters. Basically, all the exciting issues our profession has to offer. Poul advises several funeral home, crematory, cemetery, and trade associations across the United States. He also shares his know-how with those in the field by serving as General Counsel and Advisor for ICCFA and is integral in the development of the Educational Programs.

    You’re always welcome to call Poul to learn about proactive prevention for your business, or for some reactive counseling after you get sued.

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