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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:

  • Forever Tribute Funeral Orders
  • 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 

To receive a current copy of the FDSA Contract Agreement - please email


New Exclusive Member Benefit: Forever Tribute
Funeral orders are now easier than ever. As funeral directors, we spend a good deal of time reaching out individually to suppliers for our funeral orders (Casket, Vault, Urns, Memorial Cards, etc.). Those days are NO MORE. Forever Tribute created a free online form that allows funeral directors to submit all their orders in one place.  A simple click of the button, and your funeral orders are submitted automatically via email. Join Today!

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 2022 advertising kit. 


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.

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?  EMAIL - / Kevin Anderson  by telephone at 708-372-4565.

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Funeral Directors Services Association of Greater Chicago

Telephone - 708/372-4565