2017 Funeral Establishment Membership
Membership expires December 31, 2017
CFDA would not exist without the support of its dues-paying members.
Please join or renew to show your commitment to the funeral service industry in Colorado..
- Establishment Members must maintain registration as a Funeral Establishment or Crematory with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
- It is understood and agreed that membership in NFDA is conditioned upon adherence to the NFDA Constitution, Bylaws and Code of Professional Conduct. Violations of these may result in disciplinary measures imposed by NFDA including, but not limited to, expulsion from membership.
- A Funeral Establishment Member is defined as "any funeral service enterprise which exists for the purpose of providing funeral services to the general public within the state of Colorado, whether constituted as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other legal form of enterprise."
- Membership shall extend to all employees within establishment member firms; representation shall be through designated delegates and alternates.
- Each establishment member firm, whether constituted as sole proprietor, partnership, corporation or other legal form of enterprise, shall be entitled to three (3) votes through designated delegates.
Why Join CFDA?
CFDA and NFDA support you and your business together like no other associations
can. Each association offers unique
benefits and services to meet your needs. Combined membership brings strength
in numbers and tangible benefits, including essential business tools, program
rebates and cost savings.
a question about state laws? Want legal advice about your GPL? Need a form to
handle a special case? Your membership in CFDA/NFDA affords that you will get
the answers you need.
Colorado Funeral Directors Association also:
as the resource center for questions about funeral service and Colorado
mortuary science laws from its members and consumers. We advise and consult with members about
regulatory issues and answer questions from consumers about funeral service.
- Provides valuable networking and social engagements with fellow members through regional District Meetings.
references and information on the importance and role of funeral service in
society, and promotes FAMIC’s Have the Talk of a LifetimeTM campaign
in communities across the state.
in active lobbying and grassroots networking with legislators and regulatory
monthly communications and periodic email news bulletins to share industry
information and compliance information, including alerts to members about
issues that require immediate action.
high professional and practical standards for individuals who practice funeral
service in Colorado through our voluntary Colorado Funeral Service Board
concentrated continuing education and professional development activities. CFDA
members receive free or discounted admission to regional seminars, district
meetings, and annual convention.
funeral service professionals throughout the state and region for social and
networking opportunities that encourage cooperative working
the CFDA Master Trust that offers preneed trust fund management with 100%
compliance with all state laws and regulations, offering security for both
consumers and funeral directors.
members’ online presence with a funeral establishment listing on the CFDA’s web
site in a consumer searchable database.
free advertising on the association’s web site to post job openings, announcements
or sales of funeral merchandise.
your interests at the state capitol and regulatory agencies through regular communication and advice with DORA and other agencies.
membership dues for BOTH organizations equates to less than $5 per case –
that’s a small price to pay for ALL of the benefits available to your
would not exist without support from dues-paying member firms – your membership
is critical to maintain the strength, credibility and resources needed to serve
the funeral service profession in Colorado and nationwide.
Join now and help CFDA and NFDA to represent and protect your interests.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to join both organizations?
Yes; membership in CFDA is only available with combined membership in NFDA (and vice versa).
How much is membership dues?
Annual dues is determined by the total number of cases handled by your funeral establishment (and affiliated branches) during the 2016 calendar year, not counting those filed while acting as an agent on behalf another funeral establishment.
Combined membership dues includes two elements:
- CFDA Dues = Base fee (in tiers based on cumulative case volume) plus a multiplier of 0.15 cents per case
- NFDA Dues = Base fee (in tiers based on cumulative case volume) plus a multiplier of 0.85 cents per case
Where do I send the application and dues?
Combined dues is submitted directly to the Colorado Funeral Directors Association in one payment. Please mail check payable to "CFDA" to P.O. Box 631664, Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-1664.
CFDA will collect and send all membership information and dues to NFDA in February.