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The Iowa Funeral Directors Association represents nearly 700 Iowa licensed funeral directors and 425 funeral home establishments throughout the state. The mission of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association is to promote and support funeral service excellence. To that end, IFDA promotes high standards within the field of funeral service through continuing education programs, legislative representation and service to Iowa communities.


Exhibit at the 2016 IFDA Convention!

Join Iowa licensed funeral directors for three days of education, exhibits, and social events at the 136th Annual IFDA Convention, May 17-19, 2016, at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona, Iowa. The Premier Midwest Funeral Service Expo takes place May 17-18

The Annual Convention is IFDA's premier gathering of the year, and the floor is yours. Take this opportunity to showcase the products and services you offer funeral directors in a space uniquely focused on full-sized exhibits. When you're not on the exhibit floor, participate in quality educational programs and find out what is of concern to Iowa's funeral directors.

Your prospects are endless. Display, demonstrate, and discuss new products and services, meet face-to-face and network with funeral service buyers, socialize with your clients, expand your market, generate leads and inquiries and convey your support for funeral service in Iowa by exhibiting at the Annual IFDA Convention.

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus to learn about options for exhibiting and sponsorship.

Download the Prairie Meadows Services Preorder Form to reserve extras for your booth. 

January/February Communiqué

Read the latest issue of the Communiqué featuring:

- Get to Know Prairie Meadows: New Year, New Convention

- EDRS Updates

- IFDA Welcomes New Office Assistant

- 2016 Milestone Licensees

- and more!

Statewide Child Burial Grant

Page County Public Health received a statewide grant to assist families of all 99 counties with funeral costs of their children, retroactive to July 1, 2014.

Social Media Policy Template

Download a FREE template to draft a social media policy for your funeral home employees!

EDRS is Live!

The Iowa Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) is an automated, secure web-based software application designed to process death records from point of initial entry and certification through registration and assignment of the State File Number. When implemented, EDRS will expedite correction requests and communication on issues between funeral directors, medical certifiers and Vital Records. This will make records more readily available to family, the Social Security Administration, County Recorders, and other appropriate parties.

EDRS went live April 21, 2014. From that date, all death certificates must be handled via EDRS.

For help, please contact the EDRS Help Desk: 866-309-0831 or If the Help Desk is unavailable, contact the Iowa Department of Public Health at 515-281-7689.

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