• To provide ongoing professional development for members.
  • Monitor and regulate the quality of the delivery of Civil Funeral ceremonies.
  • Promote awareness of this important choice for bereaved families.

The IoCF Memorandum of Association states that the Institute of Civil Funerals has the following objectives:

  • To promote the further education and specialist knowledge of Funeral Celebrants through training courses and seminars.
  • To quality control the work of members.
  • To deal with complaints and suggestions from members, the public and outside organisations.
  • To organise annual conferences to facilitate networking and sharing of experiences, with workshops and talks to extend knowledge.
  • To operate the Civil Funeral Celebrants' Forum.
  • To promote Civil Funerals to funeral directors and the public and to advertise the details of qualified Celebrants in the funeral trade press.