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Membership Dues and Eligibility

With NFDA’s funeral home-focused membership structure, starting or renewing your membership is easy.

  • All dues are paid by the firm, meaning any legal entity (e.g. corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, etc.) that owns one or more funeral home facilities within a state.
  • Any licensed funeral director or embalmer who owns or is employed by a dues-paying firm automatically becomes a member of NFDA
  • If you are in a state where funeral homes can be a member of either or both state and national associations, your firm will pay directly to NFDA. If you are in a state where funeral homes maintain memberships in both state and national associations, you will continue to pay dues through the state association. To find out if your state maintains memberships in both state and national associations, click here.

    For a list of all state associations, click here.

  • Firm dues are based on the number of families served by the firm within a state, defined as the total number of death certificates filed minus those filed when acting as an agent on behalf of another funeral home for a calendar year.

2016 Dues Schedule

Caseload Dues
0-75 $396 + .75/Death Cert
76-150 $456 + .75/Death Cert
151-350 $632 + .75/Death Cert
351-500 $761 + .75/Death Cert
501-1000 $1,144 + .75/Death Cert
1001 + $1,3427 + .75/Death Cert

(Example: Dues for 700 cases per year are $1,144 + (700x$.75) = $1,669)

2016 Individual and Student Dues Structure
(for licensees not affiliated with dues-paying firm)

Retired licensee $65
Apprentice $55
Individual licensee $355
Mortuary science student $35
Digital mortuary science student membership $0
Lifetime Member* $888


Membership Applications

NFDA Members: If you have not received a renewal invoice, download a renewal application above or call your personal member services representative at 800-228-6332 or 1-262-789-1880.

*Lifetime Membership

Lifetime member eligibility:

  1. retired from active employment
  2. reached age of 65
  3. individual benefit

Call a Member Services Representative at 800-228-6332 for exclusive details about this new membership category.


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