Membership Opportunities

Membership in the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (NJSFDA) is limited to interns and licensed funeral directors. The NJSFDA has the following classes of membership available.

Fully Privileged

Any funeral director licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey may apply for Fully Privileged Membership as a First, Second or Third firm member. A Fully Privileged Member shall have all rights and privileges of membership.

Newly Licensed

Newly Licensed Membership of one full dues cycle beginning the month following application, will be granted to an applicant if they apply for membership in the calendar year in which the applicant was licensed. Newly Licensed Membership applies only to those persons who are receiving a funeral director's license for the first time in any jurisdiction and shall not include those persons who have previously been licensed in another state.

Resident Non-Affiliated

Any funeral director who resides in and is licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey but is not employed by or affiliated with a registered mortuary nor actively utilizes their license in the practice of mortuary science on a full-time basis may apply for Resident Non-Affiliated Membership. Being "non-affiliated" means that neither the individual nor their spouse, child(ren), parent(s), brother(s) or sister(s) hold a total of more than five (5) percent ownership in a New Jersey registered mortuary.

Non-Resident

A New Jersey licensed funeral director who neither resides nor works in New Jersey may apply for Non-Resident Membership.

Dual

A funeral director who is licensed to practice in another State and who is not licensed to practice in New Jersey may apply for Dual Membership.

Intern

Prospective New Jersey licensees presently registered with the New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science as a trainee/intern of a member funeral home may become an Intern Member for a period that shall terminate upon completion of the requisite period of internship.

District Associations

Fully Privileged Members are required to join a funeral directors district association. Joining a District Association is optional for Dual and Non-Resident Members. You may join the District Association in the location of either your funeral home or your residence.

  • Bergen
    • District meetings take place at 4:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month from October through June.

  • Burlington
    • District meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
    • There are no meetings in July and August.

  • Essex, Union & West Hudson
    • District meetings take place at 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.
    • There are no meetings in July, August or November.
    • The December meeting is held on the second Tuesday of the month.

  • Hudson
    • District meetings take place at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
    • There are no meetings in July and August.

  • Mercer
    • District meetings take place at 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.

  • Middlesex & Somerset
    • District meetings take place at 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every other month.
    • There are no meetings in July and August.

  • Monmouth & Ocean
    • District meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every other month.

  • Morris
    • District meetings take place at 4:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.
    • There are no meetings in July and August.

  • Passaic
    • District meetings take place at 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.
    • There are no meetings in July and August.

  • Tri-County
    • District includes Hunterdon, Sussex & Warren counties.
    • District meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every other month.

  • West Jersey
    • District includes Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem counties..
    • District meetings take place at 5:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.
    • There are no meetings in July and August.