Cremation Best Practices

Overview

Cremation has become the preferred choice today for many individuals, and the cremation rate is expected to continue increasing in the coming decades. Now more than ever, it's important for funeral professionals to understand the practical side of cremation as well as how to become more involved in providing meaningful experiences for families.

This course introduces funeral professionals to the practical and technical aspects of cremation and explains why cremation has become an increasingly popular option today. Funeral professionals will also learn key terminology relating to cremation as well as the technical aspects of the cremation process. The course also explains strategies that funeral directors can use to enhance customer service and make for a more positive memorial experience. Finally, the course addresses the environmental pros and cons of cremation and new and emerging trends in cremation practices.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • understand why individuals today are more likely to choose cremation than traditional burial
  • help clients identify interment options when they choose cremation
  • explain incinerator terminology, safety, and the cremation process
  • recognize cremation best practices for environmental safety and transportation
  • describe the rules governing burials at sea and scattering
  • recognize new cremation trends

Designed For

Funeral professionals at any level in their careers

Prerequisites

None 
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