Welcome to the California Funeral Directors Association Website

Summary: The California Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) is comprised of approximately 650 members throughout California - funeral homes and companies serving the funeral profession.

Mission Statement: The purpose of the California Funeral Directors Association is to advocate and provide continuous professional development, and enhance the economic viability of member funeral service practitioners in order to provide services as desired by consumers.

As CFDA members we commit to follow a strong code of ethics

  • To set an example of good citizenship by honesty and fairness in all dealings.
  • To perform all services in a dignified and respectful manner.
  • To respect the confidence of each family served.
  • To be ever-mindful of the welfare of co-workers.
  • To observe all public health laws and support enactment of all just laws pertaining to the mortuary profession.
  • To encourage the advancement of all facets of funeral service.
  • To extend any assistance necessary in offering service in individual cases of actual hardship.
  • To conduct all services in a manner that will assist in meeting the needs of the decedent, both religious and personal of all those served.
  • To cooperate and deal fairly with other funeral directors.

Nominations for 2014-2015 Officers and Directors
Click here to see who the Nominating Committee has nominated.
Additional nominations due by April 25

2014 Convention Information - click here!

CFDA Law Review & Arrangement Counselor Training

April 17, 2014 - Sacramento, CA
Register ASAP and no later than March 28
Registration Form here

CFDA 2014 Application for Scholarship

Completed application packet due March 14, 2014
Download the packet here: CFDA 2014 Scholarship Application

CFDA 2014 Annual Awards
Recognizing California's
Supplier of the Year
Employee of the Year
Young Funeral Director of the Year
Funeral Director of the Year

The California Funeral Directors Association is committed to finding ways to appreciate colleagues for their achievements. The Professional Development Committee is dedicated to the progress of our death care profession and improving business through education and by fostering team camaraderie. CFDA promotes ways of honoring and thanking colleagues for their achievements, for going the extra mile and for innovative ideas that save time and dollars.

If you wish to thank and recognize a fellow colleague, please use this opportunity to do so.  Download the awards application: CFDA 2014 Annual Recognition Award Entry Form


CFDA's 2013 Annual Conference was a huge success! 

This year's Annual Conference, themed "Come Sail Away With Us", held in beautiful San Francisco, CA featured fantastic speakers, enthusiastic vendors and the opportunity for members to network with one another. If you weren't able to join us this year, we look forward to seeing you next year! Click here for conference highlights.



CFDA has a new Facebook page! Please visit us there.  


For consumer resources, click here


New Funeral Home?  We encourage your membership.

"Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged.  No man has the right to withold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions." 

           - Teddy Roosevelt


Membership Information

Professional Development Information

Networking and Convention Information

Advocacy and Government Relation Information

Please click here to download a Funeral Home membership application form.

Please click here to download a Special Vendor Member application form.



Looking for a supplier? Support our vendor members!  They support CFDA and we support them! Click Here 

For consumer resources, click here.



Be sure to visit the Event's Calendar,  the Resources Page and  Members Only Page. 







California Funeral Directors Association
One Capitol Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 800-255-2332 | cfda@amgroup.us



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  • Cal-OSHA Update on ATDs (1/15/14)
    There are additional requirements for funeral homes regarding aerosol transmissible diseases (ATD) relating to the provision of embalming services and first call services. The linked ATD program materials should be inserted into your respiratory protection program. You should review the elements of the policy and determine the applications to your workplace, the impacted employees or staff, making them aware of the policies and whatever training/education may be required. CFDA maintains a Cal-OSHA Compliance Manual in digital format that we have provided to all our members. Since most funeral homes probably have printed out the manual we are providing the training materials for your use. Since this is the second update we have provided we will likely incorporate these changes into our digital format and provide an updated CD to all members in 2014. In the meantime you should utilize the printed materials. If you have any questions contact Bob Achermann at bachermann@amgroup.us or call the CFDA office.

    Cal Osha Update 1-15-14

  • New Amendment Fees (Issued by the State Registrar)
    Effective January 1, 2014, fees for Affidavit to Amend a Record (VS 24) and Physician/Coroner's Amendment (VS 24C) that are over a year will have a new processing fee of $23.00. This is for all amendments that are sent directly to the State Office. No fee is charged if the amendment is applied within one year of the event.

  • New OSHA Requirement
    Dec. 1, 2013

    All employers must train all those who come in contact with any chemical  in the workplace to understand how to interpret hazards communicated  through pictograms and standardized material safety data sheets. Quick Cards are provided below for inclusion in your training manuals and for employee training in November 2013.

    Hazard Communication Standard in Spanish

    Hazard Communication Standard in English

    Hazard Communication Standard in Spanish and English