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The American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
The ABFSE serves as the national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science Education. Although its roots go back to the 1940's, the ABFSE became an autonomous agency in 1962. The accrediting function of ABFSE is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
CANA was founded in 1913. This international association, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, has over 1,200 members, including cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers, and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.
The goal of Funeral Consumers Alliance is to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or their loved ones.
We do this by offering objective facts about funeral planning so families can plan a meaningful goodbye that fits their needs and their budget.
FEO's mission is to promote ethical dealings in all death-related transactions by working for better understanding of ethical issues among funeral, cemetery, memorial industry practitioners, law enforcement, organ procurement organizations, and state agencies, as well as better understanding between these and the general public.
The Funeral Service Foundation has evolved and adapted to best serve the changing needs of the profession since 1932. Our current funding structure is based on the establishment of our Hand-in-Hand Endowment, which promises that we will make an impact for generations to come by funding projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, funeral service, cremation and memorialization profession.The organization promotes consumer choices, superior ethics, prearrangement and open competition.
The International Conference is a not-for-profit voluntary association providing examination services, information, and regulatory support to funeral service licensing boards and educators, governmental bodies and other regulatory agencies.
The Jewish Funeral Directors of America, Inc. (JFDA) is an international association of 100 Jewish funeral homes and 170 Jewish funeral directors representing 23 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia and 2 Canadian provinces. Organized in 1932, JFDA is the oldest and largest organization of its kind.
NFD&MA is a membership association of professional funeral directors and morticians and embalmers, whose members and members-at-large are also members of state associations of funeral directors, morticians and embalmers dedicated to promoting the common professional and business interests of its members.
The National Funeral Directors Association is the worldwide source of expertise and professional resources for all facets of funeral service. Through education, information and advocacy, NFDA is dedicated to supporting members in their mission to provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity. NFDA is the world's leading funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and internationally. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy office in Washington, D.C., NFDA informs, educates and advocates to help members enhance the quality of service they provide to families.
One purpose of FIAT-IFTA is to promote international understanding and goodwill among the world’s funeral service professionals and to achieve uniformed standards, rules, regulations and treaties for the cost efficient international repatriation of deceased individuals.
The purpose of the Utah Funeral Directors Association is to provide valuable resources and innovative opportunities for member funeral service professionals by: facilitating professional networking and relationships, offering progressive learning opportunities, and being the voice for positive legislative and public advocacy.