Join CFDA—Not Just an Association, But a Community of Leaders

The California Funeral Directors Association is your state’s professional association dedicated to serving member funeral homes by providing top-notch professional development opportunities, enhancing your economic viability, and advocating for our profession in Sacramento.

As a CFDA member, you’ll join not just a professional association, but a community of the brightest, most passionate leaders in our profession and receive exclusive benefits, including:

Advocacy to protect our profession

  • Legislative representation from Sacramento’s top legislative advocates
  • Access to key decision makers at the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
  • Regular, timely updates on legislative and regulatory changes that may impact funeral homes


  • Exclusive CFDA member discounted registration for CFDA’s annual convention
  • Destination convention locations across California
  • World-class education from our profession’s preeminent thought leaders
  • Opportunities to learn from fellow funeral professionals from across the state
  • Direct access to industry exhibitors and their exclusive CFDA convention pricing.


  • CFDA is the most trusted, longest serving arrangement counselor and funeral director educational resource, who unlike for-profit imitators, is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional development of its members, and membership dues help CFDA offer the following advantages:
  • Lowest course fees
  • Highest exam pass rate
  • In-person and online courses – giving students the option of taking it in the comfort of their home or office, at their own pace
  • Expert instructors
  • 22 years of instruction experience


  • Exclusive discounted products and services that only a professional association can provide, including exclusive partnerships with the following companies that work to provide exclusive CFDA-member pricing:
  • Federated Insurance, which provides endorsed liability and workers’ compensation insurance
  • Live Oak Bank, which provides various banking and financial services
  • Our newest partnership with Lending USA, which offers consumer funeral financing options


  • Exclusive $200 CFDA member discount (the same cost as first-year membership) on our popular Cal-OSHA compliance program—a pre-assembled set of seven binders for you to have on hand in your funeral home, allowing you to ensure you stay up-to-date with Cal-OSHA’s complex compliance standards
  • Exclusive 25% CFDA member discount on orders of our CFDA Consumer Guide to Funeral and Cemetery Purchases.


  • Opportunities to become a leader within CFDA through committee and board participation in the areas of public relations, membership growth, professional development, legislative affairs, or finance


  • Regular communications, highlighting the latest funeral profession news, legislative and regulatory updates, and more.
  • Members-only quarterly newsletter and annual member directory giving you access to funeral homes across the state at times you need it most.
  • Free funeral home listing on the CFDA website, letting consumers know you’re a trusted business that upholds CFDA’s code of ethics.

Questions about CFDA benefits? Call the CFDA office at (800) 255-2332 and our staff will be happy to assist you!