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Associations and Organizations


Associations and Organizations


Memorial Urns provides the following list of organizations as a service to the public. We are not responsible for the content of these associations or their websites.


AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
www.aarp.org 

Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (AFPSP)
Email: kgehlert@apfsp.com
www.apfsp.com 

American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) (accredits mortuary colleges and programs)
Email: gconnic1@maine.rr.com
www.abfse.org


American Monument Association
Email: psabel@aol.com 

Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
Email: info@adec.org
www.adec.org 

Australian Funeral Directors Association
Email: info@afda.org.au
www.afda.org.au 

Canadian Funeral Service Association (FSAC)
www.fsac.ca


Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA)
Email: lemke@cfsaa.org
www.cfsaa.org 

Cemetery Consumer Service Council (Informal mediation of consumer cemetery complaints)
Email: rfells@icfa.org
www.icfa.org 

Consumer Information Bureau, Inc. (Affiliate of NSM providing consumer publications)
www.nsm.org 

Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. (link to local bureaus promoting ethical business standards)
www.bbb.org/library/ 

Cremation Association of North American (CANA) (association of crematories/cemeteries/funeral homes offering cremation; webpage answers questions about cremation; downloadable brochures)
Email: cana@sba.com
www.cremationassociation.org 

Federated Funeral Directors of America
Email: info@ffda.com
www.ffda.com 

FTC (Federal Trade Commission; Consumer Information about the Funeral Rule, preneed, etc.)
www.ftc.gov 

Funeral Consumers Alliance (nonprofit educational organization supporting consumer protection)
www.funerals.org 

Funeral Ethics Association (FEA) (no cost mediation services; information about filing complaints)
Email: fea@aol.com
www.fea.org 

Funeral Homes Directory (Comprehensive directory of funeral homes and other funeral services)
www.funeralhomesdirectory.com 

Funeral Service Association of Canada (FSAC)
Email: info@fsac.ca
www.fsac.ca 

Funeral Service Foundation (Through charitable gifts and grants, provides resources for public awareness, education, career and professional development in funeral service, as well as the improvement of children's lives.)
www.funeralservicefoundation.org 

International Cemetery and Funeral Association (ICFA; consumer resources)
Email: jbudzinski@icfa.org
www.icfa.org 

International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, Inc. (ICFSEB)
Email: cfseb@cfseb.org
www.cfseb.org 

International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR; International association of nearly 1,200 independent funeral homes)
Email: info@ogr.org
www.ogr.org 

Jewish Funeral Directors of America (International association of funeral homes serving Jewish communities)
Email: jfdamer@aol.com
www.jfda.org 

Monument Builders of North America (MBNA)
Email: info@monumentbuilders.org
www.monumentbuilders.org 

National Association of Funeral Directors (England)
Email: info@afd.org.uk
www.nafd.org.uk 

National Concrete Burial Vault Association, Inc.
Email: tmonahan@assnhdqtrs.com
www.ncbva.org 

National Cremation Society
www.nationalcremationsociety.com 

National Funeral Directors Association (Largest educational/professional association of funeral directors)
Email: nfda@nfda.org
www.nfda.org 

National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFDMA) (National association primarily of African-American funeral providers)
Email: nfdma@mindspring.com
www.nfdma.com 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Email: drsnho@cuis.com
www.nhpco.org 

National Selected Morticians (NSM)
Email: info@nsm.org
www.nsm.org

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