New York State Funeral Directors Association

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To empower, inspire and elevate funeral directors.


A world where funerals matter.


Integrity. Excellence. Commitment.

History & Facts

  • The New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) is among the oldest association of funeral directors in the United States.
  • The original organization was founded in 1889; in 1933 it assumed its current name.
  • Approximately 900 funeral homes operating in New York State belong to NYSFDA.
  • Headquarters are in Albany, New York.
  • NYSFDA membership is open to any funeral firm and its owners and employees who are licensed by the State of New York to offer funeral services.
  • NYSFDA members receive updated industry information, compliance materials and a monthly newsletter. Educational programs include mandatory annual OSHA training, an annual convention and tradeshow, seminars and webinars.
  • NYSFDA members are eligible to participate in PrePlan, the industry leader for preneed trust fund management that offers complete security and flexibility for both consumers and funeral directors.

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