Professional Associations

In the funeral service and cemetery industries, there are international, national and regional professional associations comprised of members who are committed to serving consumers with dignity, respect, and compassion while maintaining the highest ethical standards.   Many of these organizations maintain websites that offer consumers invaluable information related to a host of topics such as providers, complaint resolution services and products and services.  Listed below are links you may find helpful.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Asociacion Latinoamericana de Parques Cementerios y Servicios Exequiales  – www.alpar.com.co
  • Australian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association — www.accaweb.com.au
  • British Institute of Embalmers — www.bioe.org.uk
  • International Cemetery and Funeral Association   — www.icfa.orgCremation Association of North America — www.cremationassociation.org
  • International Memorialization Supply Association — www.imsa-online.com
  • International Order of the Golden Rule — www.ogr.org
  • Monument Builders of North America — www.monumentbuilders.org
  • National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors — www.saif.org.uk

CANADIAN

  • Cemetery & Crematorium Association of British Columbia — Phone – 800/665-3899 Canada only or 250/592-3213
  • Funeral Service Association of British Columbia — www.bcfunerals.com
  • Funeral Service Association of Canada — www.fsac.ca
  • Manitoba Monument Association — Phone 204/233-7864
  • Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals — www.theoac.ca
  • Ontario Funeral Service Association — www.ofsa.org
  • Ontario Monument Builders Association — www.omba.com

NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Monument Association — Phone 740/869-3113
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling — www.adec.org
  • Casket and Funeral Supply Association — www.cfsaa.org
  • Funeral Ethics Association — www.fea.org
  • Jewish Funeral Directors of America — www.jfda.org
  • National Catholic Cemetery Conference — www.ntriplec.com
  • National Funeral Directors Association — www.nfda.org
  • National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc. — www.nfdma.com
  • Selected Independent Funeral Homes — www.selectedfuneralhomes.org
  • Society for the Advancement of Bereavement Management — Phone 203/397-0151

REGIONAL

  • Central States Cemetery Association — Phone 405/691-1661
  • Metropolitan (NY) Funeral Directors Association, Inc. — Phone 732/974-9621
  • Mid-Atlantic Monument Builders — Phone 717/944-3441
  • Monument Builders of the Southwest — www.mbsw.org
  • New England Cemetery Association — www.mthopebgr.com
  • Southern Cemetery & Funeral Association — Phone 334/661-1333
  • Western Cemetery Alliance — www.evergreenmortuary-cemetery.com

STATE ASSOCIATIONS

Alabama

  • Alabama Funeral Directors Association — Phone 334/277-9565
  • Alabama Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc.  Phone 251/578-2058
  • Association of Alabama Cemeteries — Phone 215/653-4781

Arizona

  • Arizona Cemetery Association — Phone 520/888-7470
  • Arizona Funeral Directors Association — www.azfda.org

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Cemeteries Association, Inc.  — Phone 972/238-7111
  • Arkansas Funeral Directors Association — Phone 501/227-5781
  • Cremation Association of Arkansas — Phone 501/758-1170

California

  • Association of California Cremationists — Phone 909/336-6444
  • California Association of Public Cemeteries — Phone 760/745-1781
  • California Funeral Directors Association — www.cafda.org
  • California Monument Association, Inc. — Phone 310/543-1616
  • California Mortuary Alliance — Phone 916/451-9150
  • Interment Association of California — www.iacweb.org
  • San Diego County Funeral Directors Association — P.O. Box 1127, Lemon Grove, CA  91946

Colorado

  • Colorado Funeral Directors Association — www.cofda.org

Connecticut

  • Connecticut Cemetery Association — www.connecticutcemeteryassn.com
  • Connecticut Funeral Directors Association — www.ctfda.org

Delaware

  • Delaware First State Cemetery Association — Phone 302/654-6158
  • Delaware State Funeral Directors Association — Phone 302/398-3884
  • Monument Builders of Maryland & Delaware — Phone 410/233-8282

District of Columbia

  • District of Columbia Funeral Directors Association — Phone 202/529-5579

Florida

  • Florida Funeral Directors Association — www.ffda.org
  • Florida Monument Builders Association — Phone 352/726-2483
  • Funeral & Cemetery Alliance of Florida — www.fcafl.com
  • Independent Funeral Directors of Florida — Phone 352/795-2678

Georgia

  • Georgia Cemetery Association — Phone 404/296-1185
  • Georgia Funeral Directors Association — www.gfda.org

Hawaii

  • Hawaii Allied Memorial Council — Phone 808/935-5751
  • Hawaii Funeral Directors Association — Phone 808/935-5751

Idaho

  • Idaho Funeral Service Association — Phone 208/888-2730

Illinois

  • Alliance of Illinois Cemeterians — Phone 217/789-0645
  • Chicagoland Independent Funeral Directors — www.cifd.org
  • Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago — Phone 847/808-7500
  • Illinois Cemetery & Funeral Home Association — www.icfha.org
  • Illinois Funeral Directors Association — www.ifda.org
  • Illinois Monument Association — Phone 618/783-2911

Indiana

  • Indiana Cemetery Association — Phone 765/284-4219
  • Indiana Funeral Directors Association — www.indiana-fda.org
  • Independent Funeral Directors of Indiana — Phone 765/349-2355

Iowa

  • Association of Iowa Cemeteries — Phone 563/582-1289
  • Iowa Funeral Directors Association — www.iafda.org
  • Monument Builders of Iowa — Phone 712/263-2248

Kansas

  • Kansas Cemetery Association — Phone 316/682-4821
  • Kansas Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association — www.ksfda.org

Kentucky

  • Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky — www.fdaofky.com
  • Kentucky Association of Memorial Dealers — Phone 270/965-4514
  • Kentucky Cemetery Association — Phone 270/247-3547

Louisiana

  • Louisiana Cemeteries Association, Inc. — Phone 318/343-1511
  • Louisiana Funeral Directors Association — Phone 337/289-5950
  • Louisiana-Mississippi Monument Builders Association, Inc. — Phone 504/748-4611

Maine

  • Maine Cemetery Association — Phone 207/782-8721
  • Maine Funeral Directors Association — www.mfda.org

Maryland

  • Maryland Free State Cemetery & Funeral Association — Phone 301/898-7177
  • Maryland State Funeral Directors Association — www.msfda.net
  • Monument Builders of Maryland & Delaware — Phone 410/233-8282

Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts Cemetery Association  — Phone 617/698-0200
  • Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association — www.massfda.org

Michigan

  • Michigan Association of Municipal Cemeteries — Phone 616/538-1990
  • Michigan Cemetery Association — Phone 402/721-8230
  • Michigan Division of the Monument Builders of North America — Phone 517/288-5336
  • Michigan Funeral Directors Association — Phone 517/349-9565

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Association of Cemeteries — Phone 612/822-2171
  • Minnesota Funeral Directors Association — www.mnfuneral.org

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Cemetery Association — Phone 601/371-0009

Missouri

  • Associated Cemeteries of Missouri — Phone 636/724-8110
  • Missouri Funeral Directors Association — www.mofda.org
  • Missouri State Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association — 1800 Linwood, Kansas City, MO  64109

Montana

  • Montana Funeral Directors Association — Phone 406/449-7244

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Cemetery Association — Phone 402/556-2500
  • Nebraska Funeral Directors Association — Phone 402/462-8900
  • Monument Builders of Nebraska — Phone 402/721-8230

Nevada

  • Nevada Cemetery Association — Phone 775/329-9232

New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire Cemetery Association — www.nhcemetery.org
  • New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association — www.nhfda.org

New Jersey

  • Monument Builders of New Jersey, Inc. — Phone 201/795-0800
  • New Jersey Cemetery Association — Phone 973/504-6411
  • New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association — www.njsfda.org

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Funeral Service Association — Phone 505/989-8473

New York

  • New York State Association of Cemeteries — www.nysac.com
  • New York State Funeral Directors Association — www.nysfda.org
  • New York State Monument Builders Association — Phone 716/372-1717

North Carolina

  • Monument Builders of the Carolinas — www.mbcarolinas.org
  • North Carolina Cemetery Association — Phone 336/874-2132
  • North Carolina Funeral Directors Association — www.ncfda.org

North Dakota

  • North Dakota Funeral Directors Association — www.ndfda.org

Ohio

  • Ohio Association of Cemeteries & Funeral Homes — www.oacf.org
  • Ohio Funeral Directors Association — www.ohiofda.org
  • Monument Builders of Ohio — Phone 937/372-4408

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Cemeteries Association — Phone 580/765-4411
  • Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association — Phone 405/843-0730

Oregon

  • Cemetery Association of Oregon — Phone 503/324-9075
  • Oregon Funeral Directors Association — www.ofda.org

Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Cemetery Funeral Association — www.pcfaonline.com
  • Monument Builders of Pennsylvania — Phone 814/425-2818

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association — Phone 401/885-3760

South Carolina

  • South Carolina Cemetery Association — Phone 803/783-2108
  • South Carolina Funeral Directors Association — 800/445-3427
  • Monument Builders of the Carolinas — www.mbcarolinas.org

South Carolina

  • South Carolina Cemetery Association — Phone 803/783-2108
  • South Carolina Funeral Directors Association — 800/445-3427
  • Monument Builders of the Carolinas — www.mbcarolinas.org

Tennessee

  • Tennessee Funeral Directors Association — www.tnfda.org
  • Tennesse Division of Monument Builders — Phone 913/526-4917

Texas

  • Texas Cemeteries Association — Phone 817/336-0584
  • Texas Funeral Directors Association — www.tfda.org

Utah

  • Utah Funeral Directors Association — www.ufda.org

Vermont

  • Vermont Cemetery Association — Phone 802/253-7776
  • Vermont Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association — Phone 802/457-1222

Virginia

  • Virginia Cemetery Association — Phone 804/346-4840
  • Virginia Funeral Directors Association — www.vafuneraldirectors.com
  • Monument Builders of Virginia — Phone 304/342-4158

Washington

  • Washington Cemetery & Funeral Association — Phone 425/486-9805
  • Washington State Funeral Directors Association — www.wsfda.org

West Virginia

  • Monument Builders of the Virginias — Phone 304/342-4158
  • West Virginia Cemetery  & Funeral Association — www.wvcfa.org
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association — www.wvfda.org

Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin/Badger State Cemetery Association — Phone 262/646-3367
  • Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association — www.wfda.org
  • Wisconsin Association of Monument Builders — Phone 608/754-6290

Wyoming

  • Wyoming Funeral Directors Association — www.wyfda.org