Professional Organizations

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 alternative.

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) 312-245-1077


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 worldwide.

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 service.

Contact information: email or by phone (Eastern time) 1-800-645-7700


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 800-228-6332

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