For 40 years, the Cremation Association of North America has provided training for the modern cremation business. From the very first crematory operations certification to online education courses to the newest CANA-Certified Cremation Specialist program, CANA has proved itself an innovative and forward-thinking association. Now, CANA has partnered with Accredible, so that those who’ve successfully completed cremation training can provide consumers with digital proof of their dedication to their craft.

Accredible allows associations and educators around the world to issue digital badges and certificates. Starting in August 2023, CANA-certified cremation specialists and crematory operators will receive digital badges and certificates to demonstrate their achievements. Rather than relying on mail, certificates will be distributed by email in a format suitable for printing at the office and showcasing on social media or a resume.

Displaying accomplishments is easier than ever with digital badges that attach to social channels like LinkedIn and Twitter or can be added to a website or an email signature. “It’s all about promoting personal achievement,” explained CANA Education Director Jennifer Werthman. “Recognizing the hard work of these crematory operators and celebrating their success. The badge on their profile shows their dedication to this profession and the families they serve.”

Plus, these credentials are protected by blockchain security and cannot be copied or faked. Both employers and regulators can now verify that a printed certificate is legitimate and current from a QR code included on each certificate.

These new digital badges and certificates provide convenient access, confidence and verification, and social proof of achievement. Watch for these badges to start appearing on your colleagues’ profiles soon! For more information on CANA’s education programs and digital certificates and badges, visit

About Accredible

Founded in 2012 and backed by Kapor Capital, the Social + Capital Partnership & Kima Ventures, Accredible is the maker of the next generation Accredible Digital Certificates. Its certificates are known for showcasing learning with credibility. The company’s core value is: “It doesn’t matter where or how you learned something; if you’ve learned it, you can demonstrate your credibility with Accredible.” For more information about Accredible, visit
About CANA

Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America is an international organization of over 3,500 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.

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