Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM).

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The ICCM was founded in 1913 and since that time has provided policy and best practice guidance to Burial and Cremation authorities,
its Corporate members. It represents its Corporate members at government level.

The ICCM is a provider of accredited education and training opportunities for those persons working within the service, its Professional members.

The aim of the ICCM is to raise standards for bereaved people through the promotion of the above.

ICCM – developing and promoting best practice in cemeteries and crematoria

  • Death Certification SCOTLAND

    Information on the new system has been moved.
    Click here for detailed guidance documents and other information.

  • Baby and Infant Cremations

    Reports, Guidance, Policies and Codes. Click here.

  • Quick Links:

    Guidance on a Range of Subjects
    Recruitment Service

  • Recycling Metals

    The Scheme has raised over £7 million for charities during since it was created. Special thanks go to the bereaved that give their consent to recycle metal, and to the staff at scheme member crematoria who combine with them to help make a difference.


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    for information on advertising your products or services.
    A download of the special Centenary 2013 edition of the Journal is available for you to view from the linked page.

  • Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

    Information and guidance now available here

  • One Stop Shop for Bereavement Support

    A charity,, has been set up to provide a one-stop shop for Bereavement Support. provides a unique, national, one-stop web based information service, signposting people to the range of bereavement services that exist across the UK. More information about the Charity can be found here, and their website can be found here.

  • Hedgehogs and Burial Grounds

    The hedgehog population has declined by 50% in urban areas and a third in rural areas since 2000. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society, together with the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, have produced a document encouraging sympathetic land management for hedgehogs, which is available here. Cemeteries and crematoria can play a vital role in helping to protect the hedgehog population. If you have a scheme in place to help hedgehogs, you could be considered for the Hog Heroes roll of honour – further information available on the British Hedgehog Preservation Society’s website.

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission Signs Project

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission are offering to install and maintain signs for those cemeteries that contain war graves. The aim of the initiative is to increase awareness of war graves across the UK and to remind the public that they need not travel abroad to find Commonwealth commemorations. Further details can be found here.

  • Review of Crematoria Provision and Facilities

    The Government has published the response to a consultation in 2016 of crematoria provision and facilities. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

  • Directory of UK Crematoria

    Last updated 12 October 2020 to include all new and acquired crematoria. Contains hyperlinks to the crematorium website – simply click on the crematorium name. Click here to view. Shows ICCM Corporate & Recycling Members, ICCM Charter for the Bereaved Members and Maximum Acceptable Coffin Widths.

  • The ICCM HNC Diploma in Cemetery & Crematorium Management

    The fully accredited ICCM Diploma is the only specialised qualification currently available to those employed within the Burial and Cremation Service.  Information can be downloaded here.

    Note that a unit in the management of natural burial grounds has been added. A Diploma in the Management of Natural Burial Grounds will follow shortly.

    As a Diploma holder of the ICCM it demonstrates not only possession of a recognised academic qualification, but also recognises an individuals character and commitment to developing his or her own management competencies in what is a very specialised and sensitive field of work.

  • Cemetery Operatives Training Scheme

    Go to the COTS page for accredited training bearing this household name.
    The Institute is the sole provider of its Health & Safety and the Burial Process qualification with its officers being the only qualified City & Guilds assessors able to deliver to your staff.

  • Crematorium Technicians Training Scheme

    BTEC Qualifications for crematorium technicians. The only accredited qualifications mentioned in PG5/2(12). Detailed information on the CTTS page.