Our Crematory Operator’s Certification Program (COCP) from Matthews School of Cremation, will be held January 17, 2019, at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon, GA. 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!
GFDA is offering this program to help funeral directors meet the requirement detailed in the RULES OF GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE - Rule 250-6-.07 Crematory Inspections. We encourage you to review the information carefully to determine your need for certification.
Event check-in & onsite registration will begin at 8:00 am
The Crematory Operator’s Certification Program (COCP) will be held on Thursday, January 17, at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon, GA.
GFDA is offering this program to help funeral directors meet the rule requirement detailed below.
We encourage you to review the information carefully to determine your need for certification.
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!
Our discounted attendee pricing includes class materials, certificate of completion, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.
This training has been approved by the Georgia Board of Funeral Service and Alabama Board of Funeral Service.
NOTE: Your certification expiration date is determined by the training program you participated in. If you attended the GFDA Cremation Certification in February 2014, your certification will expire in 2019. If you participated in another program and are unsure of your certification expiration date, contact your training provider.
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Chapter 250-6 ESTABLISHMENT / CREMATORY LICENSURE AND REGULATIONS
Rule 250-6-.07 Crematory Inspections
|(1)||A representative of the Board shall regularly inspect crematories no less frequently than annually between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. The funeral director in full and continuous charge need not be present for the inspection, but the crematory must be open during these hours for inspection. Requirements of inspections are as follows:|
|(2)||A representative of the Board shall be authorized to obtain information on the retort used by the establishment for cremations. The information shall include, but not be limited to:|
|(3)||The Board shall require crematories to have annual inspections of the retort by the manufacturer or other authorized crematory repair company to ensure proper operations. The Funeral Director in Full and Continuous Charge shall notify the Board within 5 (five) days of the inspection of a less than satisfactory report by presenting the Board with a copy of the inspection report. The Board shall require crematories to make necessary repairs to the retort immediately, not to exceed thirty (30) days without approval by the Board. Any crematory that does not make the necessary repairs noted on the manufacturer's inspection within the time allowed by the Board shall be subject to immediate suspension of licensure until the Board is satisfied that proper repairs have been made.|
|(4)||The Board shall require the Funeral Director in Full and Continuous Charge to be certified as crematory operator from a course approved by the Board.|
To view the entire RULES OF GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE visit http://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/250
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.
Join us February 24 and 25, 2019, at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA.
Our event will open with our Welcome Reception, followed by dinner with Charlie Watts. Hear the latest in legislative news straight from our Lobbyist.
After dinner, attendees are invited to spend the evening relaxing with your fellow funeral service professionals in our Hospitality Cottage.
Monday morning we will offer timely programs from first class speakers that will focus on helping your business
not only survive the changes in funeral service but thrive! You will not want to miss these classes!
"Be Audacious: Adapting to Win" with Mary Andres Russell, Professional Development Manager - East, Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions
"The Distinction Advantage: What You Need to Know to Not Only Survive But Thrive" with Chuck Gallagher
Continuing Education Hour applications have been submitted to the Georgia Board of Funeral Service and Alabama Board of Funeral Service.
NOTE: This is NOT an exhibit event; however, we encourage vendors to attend as we offer numerous opportunities to network with funeral directors.
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"Be Audacious: Adapting to Win"
Mary Andres Russell
Professional Development Manager - East
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions
Funeral service is undergoing dramatic change. In fact, it is true to say that all successful businesses require change to thrive in today’s technological world. The cookie-cutter approach to funerals is no longer working as many families are moving away from tradition and even religion. Families “shop” for their funeral service needs and competition has popped up in some very unlikely places. These changing times require leaders to take bold actions in responding to the needs of today’s funeral clients. This eye-opening presentation addresses shifting paradigms in funeral service and challenges the participant to step forward to be better, be proactive… in fact, be Audacious!
"The Distinction Advantage:
What You Need to Know to Not Only Survive But Thrive"
This is a dynamic program that drives home the value of effective action when
it comes to customer service, effective leadership, and business growth. In today’s environment being good isn’t enough. Organizations that once were leaders in their field are finding that those who are better able to serve customers in ways not considered outdated can quickly displace them. To survive or “thrive” in this incredibly competitive environment you must possess what many are lacking – the “Distinction Advantage.”
As a Vice-President in a Public Company, Gallagher has taken a start up in 2009 to become the largest provider in it’s market niche, displacing other competitors and opening new avenues to business development and growth. By answering three primary questions, Gallagher can take you and your team on a journey of discovery so that you too can claim The Distinction Advantage!
You’ll find out…
Advantage” for both business and personal benefit
GFDA event sponsorships include pre and post event marketing, event signage, and your pre-printed flyer included in our attendee packages. Our Mid-Winter also offers two unique opportunities:
Mid-Winter Registration Forms Please complete the form(s) below and return them with your payment.
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, GA 30642
Online reservations may be made HERE.
If you prefer to reserve by phone, call 800-944-5884 and reference the group name Georgia Funeral Directors Association.
Our room block rate of $185 is subject to state & local taxes (12%) as well as State Hotel/Motel fee ($5) per room/per night. The block will remain open until February 4 or until it is sold out, whichever comes first. If you have difficulty making room reservations contact email@example.com for assistance.