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Our members are over 3,300 cremation industry leaders who recognize that cremation impacts their professional future. CANA supports our members' efforts to learn more about the business of cremation and maximize its opportunities to better serve their community's needs and make their business successful.

CANA Benefits

Annual Statistical Survey

CANA compiles invaluable statistics for the entire North American continent on state and provincial death and cremation data. This annual report is the preeminent source for cremation data and is exclusively available to members of CANA. This data informs business planning for CANA's regular and supplier members and is used to communicate the story of cremation to consumers.

Quarterly Magazine

CANA's signature publication, The Cremationist, provides a channel of communication for CANA's members and leadership and the industry. It is the only magazine in North America devoted to the subject of cremation and memorialization. Members receive this popular magazine four times a year for information on business practices, consumer preferences, and association news.

Electronic Newsletter

The CANA Update reports late-breaking industry news and provides CANA members with regular updates on association activities and programs.

CANA Education Online

CANA members enjoy discounts on experience cutting-edge online education programs focused on marketing, legal and ethical issues, industry trends and more. You won’t find any boring, narrated PowerPoint courses here! With interaction, case studies, and scenarios, our classes are engaging. Learn at your own pace and experience the content in whatever order you want. Plus, you can take the courses on any platform you prefer: pc, tablet – or even your phone.

Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) ™

The Cremation Association of North America’s Crematory Operations Certification Program™ (COCP™) features content designed by industry experts to strengthen your success. The 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. These are the elements that lead to a prosperous cremation practice. The program is approved for up to 6 CE hours by the Academy of Funeral Service Practice and numerous states and provinces. This program meets the requirements of all states requiring crematory operator certification. CANA Members receive a special discount.

Continuing Education

CEUs are available for select seminars and workshops offered by CANA.

The Complete Cremation Handbook

For the owner, operator and manager, CANA and Kates-Boylston Publications have united to provide tools and insights you need to succeed in this cremation-centric world. Whether you're planning to open a crematory, establishing a cremation memorialization program, or looking for tried-and-true ways to successfully reach out to cremation families,The Complete Cremation Handbook has the information you need. Available at the special CANA member rate of $49, a 60%+ discount!

Annual Convention

The CANA Annual Convention is the preeminent gathering of cremation and memorialization specialists in North America. CANA members enjoy seminars and workshops focusing on everything from business marketing for memorialization to correct crematory procedures. CANA's exhibits showcase an assortment of the latest products and services from top industry vendors. Members benefit from registration discounts and special membership programming.

Annual Symposium

The CANA Annual Symposium is short, sweet, and packed with a marketing punch! The CANA Cremation Symposium in Las Vegas is known for its topicality and practical tips.

Networking, Networking, Networking

Ever feel like you are the only one to have that question? Want to rub elbows with industry leaders? Your CANA membership gives you the opportunity to meet and talk with the best in the industry. You'll quickly find out that your professional network of CANA members is an invaluable asset.

Consumer Publications

TSA Cards provide helpful information for families traveling with cremated remains. Click here to place an order online. 

New PR Toolkit

The CANA PR Toolkit is a hands-on, how-to resource with the tipsheets and templates you need to build PR plans for all your business needs.

The CANA Website

All the latest information from industry statistics to articles of interest is available free to members on CANA's Website — It is the largest online repository of information regarding cremation and memorialization.

Online Membership Directory

CANA members benefit from the association's preeminence on the internet — more than 250,000 consumers use the CANA website annually to find information regarding cremation and memorialization. Exclusive to CANA members, this easy-to-use online Membership Directory lists members by location, business category, and other searchable features. Supplier members are also listed by products/services offered to the marketplace.

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Consultation with CANA Legal Counsel

Need a form reviewed? Have a timely legal or regulatory question? Members have access to CANA legal counsel for a 30-minute consultation each month. Call CANA for details.

Regulatory Support Services, Inc.

Regulatory Support Services, Inc. specializes in working on-site with our clients and on all aspects of regulatory compliance specific to the death care professions. US-based CANA members are eligible to get 10% off an annual contract for OSHA services: an on-site inspection of a client’s facility as well as review of the client’s current OSHA safety policies for up-to-date content, implementation and annual actions as required. Members can also order OSHA Safety Policy manuals customized to their facility with waived shipping and handling fees.

Discounted Music Licensing

Enjoy the lowest rate available in the profession when you participate in the ICCFA's Music License Program. The program, which ICCFA has graciously extended to include members of CANA, covers all three licensing organizations—BMI, SESAC and ASCAP. 

Bluefin Payment Systems

Bluefin Payment Systems focuses on providing a single customized payment solution that meets the unique needs of CANA members’ businesses and offers low preferred rates on credit card processing designed to save business money. They offer a free comparison analysis in which they will offer you a customized quote designed to save you money and lock in the preferred rates.

Beacom Energy

Beacom Energy helps CANA members save money through energy purchasing, analysis, and smart planning. Providing the customized and personal service for energy-related services that CANA Members should expect, Beacom Energy offers a multitude of benefits, including up-to-date industry news, expert energy advice, and other services such as energy auditing for this close-knit group.

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