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By becoming a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, you become an integral part of an association comprised of people like you, licensed funeral directors dedicated to serving Iowa communities and Iowa families.

Membership Eligibility

To be eligible for membership to the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, you must be a funeral director licensed by the State of Iowa.


A full description on the "Return on Investment" of your IFDA membership can be found here. Specifically, IFDA offers the following services to members:



IFDA’s bi-monthly magazine focuses on up-to-date, Iowa-specific information that you won’t find anywhere else. Read about industry trends affecting Iowa funeral directors, learn about colleagues, take advantage of new IFDA membership services, and discover how other members feel about current topics in this publication.

To advertise in the Communiqué, contact IFDA's Communications Coordinator.

IFDA Insider

An exclusive weekly newsletter for IFDA members only. This newsletter allows members to stay up-to-date on things going on in the funeral profession in the state of Iowa and the country. Members receive the newsletter every Friday via fax or email, and they can obtain past issues anytime they wish online in our archive.

Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide

A comprehensive list of IFDA members by city and funeral service suppliers who support IFDA. Published annually and distributed to members.


Receive time sensitive information quickly through your email or fax. Special Edition IFDA Insiders, memorial and service information for members, and public relations announcements are sent to member.


On the web, membership gains you access to the Members Only areas of the IFDA website, your top resource for membership, products, and services information. The IFDA website is always up-to-date and available to you day and night.

Legislative Representation

Members have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from state and national representation with IFDA’s grassroots efforts. You may participate by volunteering your time as a Legislative Committee member, contacting your representatives when notified of issues that affect your profession, or backing the PAC, which helps support pro-funeral service legislative candidates.

Continuing Education

Annual IFDA Convention

A three-day event that allows members to learn from highly respected leaders in the funeral service industry, discover new products and services offered by cutting-edge suppliers, and network with funeral directors from throughout the state. In 2020, the Convention will be May 19-21.

District Meetings

District meetings provide members with quality, pre-approved continuing education programs at no cost while allowing you to network with friends and colleagues in your area. 

Online Continuing Education Courses

IFDA has teamed with FuneralCE®, a service of WebCE®, to offer online continuing education courses for funeral professionals. These online CE courses for Funeral Directors and Embalmers provide instant results and feedback, unlimited free retakes and online certificates of completion.

Individual courses start at just $15 or less, and FuneralCE provides live customer service and support!

Do you also have an insurance license? Complete your insurance CE requirements online as well!

Products & Services


IFDA offers members free access to dozens of the most used professional forms. Members can also order contracts and brochures directly from IFDA!


As an IFDA member, you are eligible to receive these services at reduced rates:

  • automotive maintenance coverage
  • business continuation, dental, health, and life insurance
  • education financing to members and their families
  • office products, financial planning assistance
  • free and discounted pre-approved continuing education programs
  • no sign-up fee to participate in the Iowa Prepaid Funeral Trust
  • Homesteaders Life Company long-term care insurance, preneed trust, property/casualty and worker’s compensation
  • and toll-free access for answers to your questions.

Career Services

Members have access to IFDA's Career Center. Post resumes, search job opportunities, and post openings all for free! Members can also post free classifieds in the Communiqué.