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Crematory Operator’s Certification Program (COCP) - January 17, 2019

Ensure Your Compliance with Georgia Regulations! 


Join us Thursday, January 17, 2019, for the Crematory Operator’s Certification Program (COCP)
at the Macon Marriott City Center & Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center/Centreplex in Macon, GA.

The Georgia State Board of Funeral Service regulations require all funeral directors in full and continuous charge to be certified. This one day program, from Matthews School of Cremation, will certify you, your staff and/or operators in crematory operation.  This program is also appropriate for anyone working with cremation and retorts. 

Your certification will be valid for 5 years!

Note: If you attended our Cremation Certification in February 2014, your certification will soon expire.

REGISTRATION (including our room block) WILL OPEN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

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Our attendance prices will be discounted and will include  
class materials, certificate
 (valid for 5 years), continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.

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The Matthews School of Cremation COCP is the benchmark for all crematory operator training programs. For over 20 years, this Matthews course has been conducted on behalf of CANA, NFDA, ICCFA and numerous state and Canadian Associations. This 8 hour educational program will provide operators with a strong foundation on the design and operation of cremation equipment, as well as day to day crematory operations. It has been completely updated to reflect current industry standards and includes a professionally developed series of videos that teach the basics of operating a crematory, and a step by step guide of the entire cremation process from receiving the case to packaging of cremated remains. Some of the topics covered are Principles of Combustion, Cremation and the Environment, Record keeping, and Handling, Processing and Packaging of Cremated Remains. 


Thank You to Our Program Sponsor

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2018 DISTRICT 1E MEETING


Our District 1E Meeting will be held November 5, 2018, at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville, GA . 

Thank you to Master Grave Service for their sponsorship of this event!

Join us for “Mortuary Response to Puerto Rico” with Michael Gedert, Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company.

Michael Gedert is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer who has served on state and federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORT) since 1987. His years of deployment experiences and diverse assortment of missions has provided a broad perspective for disaster mortuary response.

2018 DISTRICT 1W MEETING


Our District 1W Meeting will be held November 6, 2018, at Stonewall Manor in Cartersville, GA. 

Thank you to Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions for their sponsorship of this event!

Join us for “Mortuary Response to Puerto Rico” with Michael Gedert, Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company.

Michael Gedert is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer who has served on state and federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORT) since 1987. His years of deployment experiences and diverse assortment of missions has provided a broad perspective for disaster mortuary response.

2018 DISTRICT 2 MEETING


Our District 2 Meeting will be held November 7, 2018, at The Loft at Due South in Peachtree City, GA. 

Thank you to Batesville for their sponsorship of this event!

Join us for “Mortuary Response to Puerto Rico” with Michael Gedert, Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company.

Michael Gedert is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer who has served on state and federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORT) since 1987. His years of deployment experiences and diverse assortment of missions has provided a broad perspective for disaster mortuary response.

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