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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 


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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