Welcome to CANA
Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international 501 (c)(6) trade association of over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, consultants and students. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.
CANA’s mission is to serve as the leading authority on all aspects of cremation. When you register for a CANA certification program, convention, online class or join as a member, you become a participant in a community of cremation experts.
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. It ensures that you and your employees have the most current crematory operations training available in the industry and provides proof to the public of your commitment to safe cremation practices that demonstrate the utmost respect and caring for their loved ones. The content of this course is designed to increase your understanding of crematory operations and will provide you with a solid overview of best practices related to cremation. This training complements on-the-job training and machine-specific training you might receive. While this training will not guarantee you will get a job, it looks great on a resume.
The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) was the first to offer Crematory Operator Certification more than 30 years ago and continues to be the market leader in cremation certification and training. Arizona has now instituted training requirements for crematory operators and accepts CANA’s COCP curriculum.
To register, and for more information, click here: https://www.cremationassociation.org/page/COCP