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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. To be eligible for membership to the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, you must be a funeral director licensed by the State of Iowa, an employee of a member firm, a retired funeral director, a full-time mortuary science student or an individual who is not a licensee and is employed by a business that provides merchandise, supplies or services relating to the business of IFDA members and the funeral service industry as a whole.

Ready to get started now? Fill out our online Membership Application and we will contact you with your dues statement.

Membership has it’s perks. Here’s what you can expect…

Please keep in mind that these are Members Only benefits and you will need to LOGIN to see all content described below within the Knowledge Nook portion of the site.



The IFDA’s interactive online magazine is dedicated to providing the latest and most relevant Iowa-specific information, making it a unique and valuable resource. Inside, you can explore articles on industry trends that directly impact Iowa funeral directors, get insights into your colleagues’ experiences, leverage new IFDA membership services, and gain a deeper understanding of how fellow members view current topics. This is a digital, quarterly publication with one annual print copy prior to convention each year.

IFDA Insider

An exclusive weekly digital 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 with news to share are encouraged to send us articles they feel other members would be interested in as well. This publication is scheduled to be released every Friday morning between 7 – 9 am.

Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide

A comprehensive list of IFDA members by city, firm and name and funeral service suppliers who support IFDA. This is a digital publication, updated quarterly and available ONLY to members. Your information is never shared for solicitation purposes. Limited printed copies will be available upon request and for a fee.

Communication & General Notices

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

Members Only Website Content

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.


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.


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 2024, the Convention will be April 15th – April 18th at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel.

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. You will have the opportunity to attend a quarterly district meeting with your peers a minimum of 3 times per year.

Online (Webinar) 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.

Do you also have an insurance license? Complete your insurance CE requirements online as well! For more information on webinar content check out this page: IFDA Webinars and jump over to our Events page to learn how to register for in house sessions.



IFDA offers members free access to many of the most used professional forms. Members can also order contracts and brochures directly from IFDA! Many of our forms are in a digital and fillable format for ease of use and accessibility. To access forms available you must LOGIN as this is a member only benefit.


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

  • Business continuation, dental, health, and supplemental 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 & discounted investment fees to participate in the Iowa Prepaid Funeral Trust
  • Homesteaders Life Company preneed trust and insurance funding
  • Discount on promotional items for your firm and family