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Posted on 07/2/14 1:37 PM

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Certified Crematory Operator Class at NCFDA Convention
Posted on 03/19/15 3:50 AM
A special message from NFDA’s Vice President, Cremation Services Mike Nicodemus:

Cremation rates across the country are on the rise and the East Coast is no exception. As this trend continues, it is more important than ever for funeral directors to learn how to protect themselves and the families they serve from the potential risks surrounding cremation.

That’s why Mike Watkins, NFDA’s vice president of operations, and I are bringing the NFDA Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Program to you! This program offers a must-have certification for everyone offering cremation to the families they serve. The NCFDA will host this seminar on Tuesday, May 11.

More than 80 people attended this program in Baltimore, MD. Here’s what Dave Weber, president-elect of the Maryland Funeral Directors Association, had to say about it: “This program was informative, entertaining, thought provoking, and sometimes even frightening. It opened my eyes to the possibility that my firm might not be completely protected. I gained insight into the potential risk of using a third-party crematory as well as learning the proper paperwork and procedures to have in place to minimize that risk.”

Whether you currently own or operate a crematory, are thinking of opening one, or want to evaluate a third-party crematory, this training is necessary for your success. We look forward to seeing you in Raleigh on May 11!


Mike Nicodemus
Vice President, Cremation Services, NFDA
Posted on 02/27/15 4:08 PM
A Valuable Member Benefit
NCFDA Provider of Preference
As many of our members are beginning to accept credit cards as payment in their firms, the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association has chosen to include credit card processing services as a member benefit. AffiniPay is proud to have been selected as the preferred provider of credit card processing to NCFDA members. We encourage you to learn how simple, affordable, and easy it is to begin.
Unlike typical merchant accounts, AffiniPay allows you to:
• Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex
• Increase business by accepting credit cards
• Save up to 25% off standard fees
• Control cash flow by accepting credit cards for collections
Take advantage of a unique member benefit that gives back to the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association with every transaction. NCFDA is proud to offer a service that is designed for your needs, saves you money and supports our organization.

NCFDA Membership & Resource Directory
Posted on 12/29/14 7:59 PM
You should have received the 2014-15 NCFDA Membership & Resource Directory CD along with the new date tab for your membership plaque (funeral home members only). All you need to open the pdf version of the Membership Directory is Adobe Reader which can be found below:

Adobe Reader

Additionally, you can place a copy of the membership directory on as many computer locations as you would like.

Guidelines for Safe Handling of Human Remains
Posted on 12/9/14 7:35 PM
The North Carolina guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in US Hospitals and Mortuaries can be found at:

The CDC guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries can be found at:

Division of Public Health
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
225 North McDowell Street
1902 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1900