Membership Eligibility

To become a member of the NJSFDA you must be a licensed funeral director and a member of a participating District Association. NJSFDA has several classes of membership. They are as follows:

Full Membership

A Fully Privileged Member shall have all rights and privileges of membership. Individuals must be licensed to practice funeral service in the State of New Jersey and must join a local District Association in order to become a member of NJSFDA. Licensees may join the District Association in the location of either the funeral home they work in or their residence.

Dual Membership

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. A Dual Member shall not be required or prohibited from being a member of a District, providing a District allows for said membership. A Dual Member shall not be allowed to vote, hold office in the NJSFDA, or be a delegate to the NFDA Convention.

Non-Resident Membership

A New Jersey licensed practitioner of mortuary science who neither resides or works in New Jersey may apply for Non-Resident Membership. A Non-Resident Member shall not be required or prohibited from being a member of a District, providing a District allows for said membership. A Non-Resident Member shall not be allowed to vote, hold office in the NJSFDA, or be a delegate to the NFDA Convention.

District Associations

Full 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
  • Burlington
  • Essex, Union & West Hudson
  • Hudson
  • Mercer
  • Middlesex & Somerset
  • Monmouth & Ocean
  • Morris
  • Passaic
  • Tri-County: Hunterdon, Sussex & Warren counties
  • West Jersey: Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem counties