For the forth year both CANA and NYSAC will be providing the COCP in New York State. The New York State Division of Cemeteries approved the NYSAC/CANA application pursuant to 19 NYCRR § 204.3. New York State law requires crematory operators to be certified and renewed every 5 years. The CANA COCP is designed to ensure that you and your employees have the most current crematory operations training available in the market today. Participation in CANA’s COCP assures the public that you are committed to safe cremation practices and that the utmost respect and care for their loved ones is a priority.
With both classroom and online components, you will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The classroom component will address major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, and reducing legal risk. Then you’ll continue your learning online by completing a Cremation & the Environment module which addresses important environmental issues related to cremation. The final exam will also be administered online. The course is taught using small group activities, case studies, videos, whole class discussions and lecture. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool after returning to work.
Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation. The program is approved for up to 8 CE hours by the Academy of Funeral Service Practice and numerous states and provinces (6 hours classroom time, and 2 hours online). This program meets the requirements of all states requiring crematory operator certification.