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Our members are over 3,300 cremation industry leaders who recognize that cremation impacts their professional future. CANA supports their efforts to learn more about all aspects of cremation, maximize opportunities to better serve their communities, and achieve success for their businesses.

CANA Benefits

Annual Statistical Survey

CANA compiles invaluable statistics for the entire North American continent using 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. It informs business planning for CANA's regular and supplier members and you can use it 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. You'll 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 you with regular updates on your association's activities and programs.

CANA Professional Liability Insurance Program

New! Specially designed to cover what your insurance doesn’t, the Professional Liability Insurance Program is a new benefit of membership designed to cover what your insurance doesn’t including human and animal cremation, license action, multi-state coverage, and optional coverage for embalming, funeral services and cemetery management.

Crematory Management Program

The Crematory Management Program provides step-by-step instructions to build a Standard Operating Procedures Manual with the help of experts to reduce liability, improve employee on-boarding and training, and ensure that operations are done correctly, efficiently, and consistently.


CANA Education Online

CANA members enjoy discounts on 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. It ensures that you and your employees have the most current crematory operations training available in the industry and provides proof to the public of your commitment to safe cremation practices that demonstrate the utmost respect and caring for their loved ones. CANA Members receive a special discount. Now available both in-person and online!


The CANA Annual Cremation Innovation 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.


The CANA Annual Cremation 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.

The Complete Cremation Handbook

If you're an owner, operator or 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!

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

NEW! To help you educate your cremation families, CANA announces a series of cremation brochures, highlighting several important facets of cremation including Services, Memorialization, and observing Catholic Tradition. These are available to anyone, but CANA Members save with a 25% discount and free personalization on all brochure purchases.

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 Cremationist articles to technical papers and forms — is available free to members on CANA's website — You'll receive access to the largest online repository of information regarding cremation and memorialization.

Online Membership Directory

You'll 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 the products and 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 Lara M. Price of Sheehy, Ware & Pappas, P.C. for a 30-minute consultation each month: Lara Price's contact information can be found on our board page.

Regulatory Support Services, Inc.

Regulatory Support Services, Inc. specializes in working on-site with their 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. You can also order OSHA Safety Policy manuals customized to your facility with waived shipping and handling fees.

Cremation Strategies & Consulting

Cremation Strategies & Consulting provides free initial consultation and exclusive discounts are available on creating and refining policies, procedures and process development and implementation, on-site staff training and team building both in operations and in administration, environmental compliance, cremation operations best practices, reducing equipment operating costs, strategic planning development and implementation, and developing custom strategies for growth.

Statistics Consultation

CANA members are entitled to a no-obligation, free initial consultation over the phone with CANA Statistician Arvind Singhal of Singhal LLC, Management Consultants for his data analysis and projections. Please email Arvind Singhal at for details.

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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