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NFDA Green Funeral Practices™ Certificate Program


Your Firm's Green Accomplishments and Vision Deserve Recognition!

Exclusive to qualifying NFDA members, this award program recognizes exceptional NFDA funeral homes that have adopted and implemented ethical, sustainable green funeral and business practices.

Benefits to your firm

  • Another way to become the funeral home of choice for more families
  • Differentiates your firm in highly competitive times
  • Showcases your environmentally-friendly vision
  • Creates positive community reaction
  • Generates positive media exposure

There is no downside to going green!

Eligibility Criteria  

  • Commit to terms of Green Funeral Practices Certificate Program
  • Offer itemized green funeral goods and services and one or more green funeral packages
  • Offer one or more sustainable, biodegradable caskets and urns
  • Offer one or more temporary preservation options for open casket viewing (as the law allows)
  • Provide NFDA with copies of all FTC price lists
  • Employees received FTC Funeral Rule training within the last 18 months
  • At least 2 funeral home employees participated in green educational programs within last 18 months
  • Submit Green Responsibility Plan 

How does my firm apply for the certificate?

  • Complete the simple and affordable application process.
  • If your firm already has green funeral and business practices in place, apply now. Your funeral home is a prime candidate to qualify for earning the NFDA Green Funeral Practices Certificate.
  • If your firm is interested in becoming a green funeral practices funeral home or just beginning to add green practices, NFDA Green Resources provides in-depth resources, information, ideas, and how-to’s. 

The NFDA Green Funeral PracticesTM Certificate is renewable annually. Review the designation Statement of Use.

International NFDA Green Funeral Practices™ Certificate Program

Please call a member services representative at +1-262-789-1880 for details.

To learn more about joining other farsighted NFDA firms serving this emerging consumer market, contact your personal NFDA member services representative at 1-800-228-6332.