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American Board of Funeral Service Education
The national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science Education.
Association for Death Education and Counseling
One of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, researchers, hospice personnel, clergy, and volunteers. The primary goal of ADEC is to enhance the ability of professionals to meet the needs of those with whom they work in death education and grief counseling.
Cremation Association of North America
An international 501 (c)(6) trade association of over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, consultants and students. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization. CANA is the authority on all aspects of cremation.
Cultural and Religious Funeral Customs
Resources on different cultural and religious funeral and death practices.
Green Burial Council
A resource for learning more about green burial and how to find certified cemetery stewards, funeral professionals, and funerary product sellers who share the commitment to create more sustainable after-death options.
International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association
Providing exceptional education, networking, legislative guidance, and support to progressive cemetery, funeral and cremation professionals worldwide.
International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (National Board Exam)
The premier source for examination services, information and regulatory support for the death care profession by continually monitoring the regulatory environment and providing services to meet the needs of our membership.
Information, education, training, and technical assistance for bereavement committees and Chevrah Kadisha groups in synagogues and communities to support their organization and development, to enable them to perform Jewish funeral, burial, and mourning mitzvot, and to protect and shield bereaved families from exploitation.
Military Funeral Customs
Information and background on military funeral practices.
National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association
A membership association of professional funeral directors, morticians, and embalmers, whose members and members-at-large are also members of state associations of funeral directors, morticians, and embalmers dedicated to promoting the common professional and business interests of its members.
National Funeral Directors Association
The world’s leading, largest and most trusted association to support funeral professionals.