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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Essex, Union & West Hudson
- Middlesex & Somerset
- Monmouth & Ocean
- Tri-County: Hunterdon, Sussex & Warren counties
- West Jersey: Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem counties