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Licensed Funeral Directors

The statewide Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) fully supports the state licensing law and facilities inspections requirements. In order to be in full compliance with funeral laws established by the Commonwealth, the funeral home, the funeral director and the funeral supervisor must all have valid licenses.

Protect yourself from unlicensed facilities and providers.
Consumers who would like to verify that funeral directors have valid licenses can go to the website - http://www.licensepa.state.pa.us.


A Licensed Professional Funeral Director Provides...

Complete, Reliable Information

For generations, licensed professional funeral directors have been invaluable resources to families in need. Licensed funeral directors provide:

  • Professional Advice
  • Professional Service
  • Professional Accountability
They are listeners and counselors, tribute planners and crisis managers. Based on information you share about your wishes and details about your loved one, funeral directors can offer guidance and help you coordinate a very personal tribute to honor the life of your loved one.

Your local PFDA funeral director can guide you through planning the service; complete necessary paperwork; and coordinate doctors, clergy, florists, newspapers and other vendors to make your funeral experience as smooth as possible.

By acting as an experienced source for support and guidance, a professional, ethical funeral director can provide you with relief during one of your greatest times of need.

Consumer Protection

As a service to consumers, PFDA offers important pre-planning guidelines for your protection:

  • In Pennsylvania, only a licensed funeral director can make funeral arrangements, offer to enter into contracts for funeral services, contract for funeral services and make financial arrangements for the rendering of such services.
  • 100% of all the monies must be kept in trust or escrow in your name until the services are provided, when you pre-finance through a licensed funeral director.
  • Make sure that the contract is completely transportable, in case you move or desire to change provider.

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