Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM).

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 working within the bereavement services, its Professional members.

The aim of the ICCM is to raise standards for bereaved people through the promotion of best practice, guidance, accredited training and education.

The ICCM can provide technical advice and support to its members.

The ICCM can give general advice to members of the public but can’t get involved in disputes with one of our members; any complaints should be directed to the authority or company that manage the cemetery or crematorium.

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 £19 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.


    Click Here
    for information about the ICCM’s quarterly publication, The Journal (TJ). Suppliers can also click here for information on advertising your products or services in The Journal.
    Copies of previous Journals can be downloaded from the linked page.

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

    Information and guidance now available 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.

  • Directory of UK Crematoria

    Last updated 17th April 2024 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.

  • 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.

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