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Welcome To The VFDA

The Virginia Funeral Directors Association advocates for and elevates the funeral profession by providing members with relevant training, resources and networking opportunities; serving the citizens of Virginia with consumer support and education; and representing funeral service at all levels of local and state government.

The Association is guided by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. There are seven local districts, one Director from each district and four At-Large Directors. The Directors are empowered to employ an Executive Director and such other employees as it deems necessary to represent the interests of the VFDA as a whole, and to provide staff services for the VFDA, its Board of Directors, and committees appointed by the President in accordance with the By-laws and the provisions of an approved job description.

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We’ve been serving funeral professionals for over 125 years with the best in continuing education, professional networking, & legislative advocacy.

VFDA Membership Types

Firm Membership
Membership held by a business organization, whether sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation, lawfully engaged in the profession of funeral directing and embalming and having a place of business or regularly or frequently furnishing such services in the Commonwealth of Virginia and who holds a Funeral Service Establishment License issued by Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

Dues: Based on number of funeral home cases in the prior year; see dues structure

Associate Membership
Membership by persons engaged in funeral services holding a Virginia license for funeral directing and/or embalming, whose primary employer is a Firm Member in good standing with the Association and who are non-owners of a funeral establishment. An Associate Member shall have the right to vote, on behalf of the member firm they represent and hold office in the Association and enjoy all other privileges of the Association.

Dues: $100

Virginia Funeral Sales Association (VFSA) Membership
Members who are owners and/or representatives of a business organization, whether individual, partnership or corporation, providing funeral home, cemetery and crematory related merchandise, supplies or business services to the funeral profession. This member may attend any open meetings of the Association, including conventions and education sessions, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office, except for the VFSA Representative serving on the VFDA Board of Directors.

Dues: $300

Retired Membership
Retired Members are persons who have retired from active employment in funeral service but have kept their Virginia license in effect. A Retired Member may attend any open meeting of the Association, including conventions and education sessions, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.

Dues: $100

Mortuary Science Student/Funeral Service Intern Membership
Student Membership is for persons who are enrolled in an accredited mortuary science program in the Commonwealth of Virginia certified by the American Board of Funeral Service Education or a Virginia resident enrolled in any accredited Mortuary Science Program certified by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. A Funeral Service Intern Membership shall consist of persons that are engaged in funeral service with a Virginia establishment that is a member of the VFDA and a registered intern with the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. A Mortuary Science Student/Funeral Service Intern member may attend any open meeting of the Association, including conventions and education sessions, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.

Dues: FREE

Non-Resident Firm Membership
Membership held by an establishment, whether individual, partnership, or corporation, lawfully engaged in the profession of funeral directing and embalming and frequently furnishing such services in the Commonwealth of Virginia but licensed by another state or government entity in which its facility or facilities are located. A non-resident firm membership may attend any open meetings of the Association, including convention and education sessions, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.

Dues: Based on number of funeral home cases in the prior year; see dues structure

Non-Resident Associate Membership
Membership by persons engaged in funeral services holding a Funeral Service License under the laws of a state other than Virginia who are regularly employed by a firm who is a member of a state and national association, who are non-owners of funeral establishments. A non-resident associate may attend any open meeting of the Association, including conventions and education sessions, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.

Dues: $100