Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Training
Students become Certified Crematory Operators (CCO) in the A.A.S. program. Fully understanding cremation services are essential for death care professionals, as the national cremation rate approaches 50%. This certification is obtained through International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA), Cremation Association of North America (CANA), or the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).
Certified Celebrant Training
Students become Certified Celebrants in the B.M.S. program. This certification means our graduates are capable of developing a personalized funeral service for families who are not affiliated with a church or who would prefer a secular service. Members of our faculty are certified to offer this training on behalf of the In-Sight Institute. CCMS is the only mortuary science school to offer Certified Celebrant training.