Membership in the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association provides a full range of benefits for leaders in the funeral profession. PFDA offers many avenues to participate in professional development and collaboration, as well as to serve our local communities.

As you read through the benefits listed below simply ask yourself how much better off you will be by becoming a member of PFDA.

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Legal Consultation

  • Access to the profession's finest legal expertise.
  • Legal information through Counsel Memos, PFDA legal/regulatory publications and responses to phone inquiries.


  • A broad selection of brochures and books to provide to client families, covering topics such as pre-arrangements, pre-need plans, bereavement, and other related topics.
  • Access to the Caring Kit/Aftercare Program, an effective tool for serving client families.
  • Listing under our member directory accessible to consumers.


  • During our Annual Convention we hold our Service Awards, a yearly recognition of licensees for their continued services to the funeral industry.

Professional Development

  • Free required 6 continuing education credits provided during biannual renewal period for every Funeral Director who hangs their license at your funeral home
  • On-Demand continuing education credits always available online through the PFDA website. 


  • Governmental affairs lobbying and regulatory intervention.
  • PFDA is part of the Northeast Funeral Service Partnership, a group made up of five states whose goal is to communicate, advocate and support your needs based on the trends and their actual and potential impacts on you and your business.


  • An invitation to the Annual Convention - one of the largest state meetings in the nation - featuring exhibits by vendors, informative seminars and presentations, and a chance to meet your fellow PFDA members.
  • Opportunities for member collaboration, education, and professional development.

Information Services

  • The Reporter, PFDA's monthly newsletter providing updates on matters of interest to the funeral profession in Pennsylvania, including news about state and federal regulation, proposed legislation, calendars of events at the state and local levels, profiles of funeral service leaders and educators, plus advertising.
  • Access to Members Only areas of the PFDA website.

Professional Services

  • Participation in SecurChoice, which offers easy preneed funding options to simplify your life so you can sleep well at night knowing the future of your business is taken care of. SecurChoice offers three great options to choose from: Trust Annuity, Investment Funds, and Preneed Insurance.
  • We are pleased to offer PFDA's Family Service Evaluation program. We aim to provide you with valuable feedback from the families that you serve and also give you insights into how your funeral home compares with other participating homes.

PFDA Membership

As the professional association of funeral directors and funeral homes in Pennsylvania, PFDA is solely focused on one primary goal - fulfilling the needs of its members. Funeral service is a constantly changing profession, and your needs change rapidly. PFDA is positioned to meet your professional requirements, continuing education, legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, and so much more.

Joining the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) will be one of the best business decisions you will ever make.

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