The following professional organizations provide information and
resources for consumers. These organizations have online
directories so you can find one of their members in your area.
Their directories will only include the names of their members and
may not represent all of the professionals in your area.
We encourage you to confirm pricing, ask for references and
interview any funeral professional you are considering hiring.
Cremation Association of North
America (CANA) is an international organization of
over 1,500 members, composed of cremationists, funeral directors,
funeral home operators and owners, cemeterians, industry suppliers
and consultants. CANA was founded in 1913 and supports its members
in providing service to those seeking cremation as a death care
CANA does not promote cremation, but instead works to ensure
that those who choose cremation are treated respectfully under
industry standards of practice and guidelines.
Contact information: email or by phone (Central time)
The International Cemetery, Cremation and
Funeral Association (ICCFA) represents all segments of
the cemetery, funeral service, cremation and memorialization
profession. It's composed of more than 7,500 cemeteries, funeral
homes, crematories, memorial designers and related businesses
The ICCFA promotes consumer choices, pre-arrangement and open
competition. The association also assists consumers more directly
through information resources and a directory of member
providers as well as through a complaint mediation
Contact information: email or by phone (Eastern time)
National Funeral Directors
Association (NFDA) is the world's largest funeral
service association, serving 18,500 individual members who
represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 43
countries around the world. Please click here to find an NFDA
member in your area.
NFDA is dedicated to supporting members in their mission to
provide families with meaningful end-of-life services.
Contact information: email or by phone (Central time) at