National Cremation Research Council:

The National Cremation Research Council, NCRC, is the nation’s only independent research organization dedicated to conducting, compiling and analyzing consumer trends on cremation.  In addition, the NCRC promotes its Accreditation, Education and Advocacy programs to preserve the integrity of cremation services provided to the general public.


We offer funeral providers accreditation as, Nationally Accredited Cremation Providers through our accreditation program.  Nationally Accredited Cremation Providers may be verified by visiting

Education and Advocacy:

We believe in continued education for all professionals offering or performing cremations.  Education and advocacy for trusted cremation is one of our most important missions, including accreditation, to provide a means to benchmark current processes and identify opportunities for improvement designed to raise the national standard.