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The Funeral Directors Services Association of Greater Chicago (FDSA) purposes and objectives are:

  • to study, develop, and establish the highest standards of service for the benefit of the public;
  • to promote a professional relationship between those engaged in the practice of funeral service and the public they serve by the promulgation and adoption of correct and ethical principles of business administration;
  • to represent its members and keep them informed of the laws and statutes affecting their practice and to encourage them to comply with these laws and statutes; and
  • to maintain among its members the highest professional ideals which are necessary in the service of the public and in the public interest.

Member benefits include:

  • Access to Business Insurance
  • Employment and Labor Law Telephone Consultations
  • Pre-Arranged Funeral Trust
  • Access to Music Licensing
  • Continuing Education Programs
  • Resume Bank
  • Liaison with other organizations
  • Collective Bargaining (for Regular Members)
  • Public Affairs/Legislative Monitoring
  • Funeral Flags
  • Newsletter
  • Incident Forms
  • Social Programs
  • Annual Tradeshow
  • Free Classified Newsletter Advertising 


Register for FDSA's Annual Trade Show 

FDSA is excited to meet again face-to-face on November 3 for the 2021 Trade Show


Do you have tickets to a game, a gift card, product, or services you would like to donate to the Trade Show Passport raffle? With your prize donation, you will receive:

• Your company logo listed on onsite signage acknowledging your donation.
• Recognition on the Annual Trade Show webpage and in all Trade Show marketing materials



Update Your Company Profile
Are your company's personnel receiving relevant and timely communications about FDSA Greater Chicago programs and services? Click to add staff names, titles, email addresses, and select areas of interest, such as education, sales, and events.

Build Your Brand Awareness with FDSA Advertising 
FDSA is pleased to offer members and non-members advertising opportunities in FDSA News, a bi-monthly e-newsletter distributed to over 900 funeral industry contacts in the greater Chicago area. Increase sales, reach potential customers, and establish your company as a prominent funeral services provider. Multiple options are available for any budget and frequency. Click here for a 2021 advertising kit. 

Cremation Permit Fees Increased December 1, 2020 
Ponni Arunkumar, M.D., Cook County Chief Medical Examiner, has informed the association that cremation permit fees are increasing to $150 effective December 1, 2020.  Contact Dr. Arunkumar at 312-997-4502 if you have any questions.

Have questions?  Please contact Courtney Truelove via email at or by telephone at 410-940-6359.        

Funeral Directors Services Association of Greater Chicago
180 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Suite 370
Annapolis, MD 21401
telephone: 410-940-6359