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Membership Categories

CFSA offers 3 membership categories:

1. REGULAR INDUSTRY SALES

Annual dues are paid based on the gross sales of caskets, funeral supplies and/or services sold in the preceding year, in accordance with the schedule of assessments officially adopted by the Association. Gross sales are defined as total annual sales within the death care industry, less sales taxes and returned merchandise, if any. No other exclusions may be taken in calculating gross sales for dues purposes. Regular industry sales include burial garments, burial vaults, funeral-specific motor vehicles (hearses, limousines, specialty professional vehicles); caskets, embalming chemicals, and miscellaneous merchandise and services sold to funeral directors and funeral homes ; and caskets, casket parts, hardware, finishes, coatings and coverings, textiles, steel or other supplies and services sold to casket companies . This category applies to those above-cited companies whose annual sales in the death care industry accounts for 75% or greater of their total sales.

These members are all voting members of the Association.

REGULAR INDUSTRY SALES DUES CATEGORIES

Gross Sales

  • Up to $1,800,000
  • $1,800,001 - $3,000,000
  • $3,000,001 - $5,000,000
  • $5,000,001 - $8,000,000
  • $8,000,001 - $11,000,000
  • $11,000,001 - $15,000,000
  • $15,000,001 - $20,000,000
  • $20,000,001 - $25,000,000
  • $25,000,001 - $30,000,000
  • $30,000,001+

Membership Dues

  • $800
  • $1,600
  • $2,600
  • $3,600
  • $5,100
  • $6,600
  • $8,100
  • $10,000
  • $12,000
  • $15,000

Our association utilizes your company’s revenue data to determine dues level, as an equitable method of providing members with appropriate and affordable membership fees. Your disclosure to the CFSA staff member who processes your application is considered confidential and is not shared outside the confines of the administrative offices.

2. ALLIED INDUSTRY SALES

Allied industry sales represent products and services sold to Regular Industry Sales companies (regular CFSA member types listed above, for example), with sales to the death care supply chain comprising 50% or less of their total sales. These members are all voting members of the Association.

REGULAR INDUSTRY SALES DUES CATEGORIES

Sales to Death Care

  • Up to $2 million
  • $2 million and over

Membership Dues

  • $1,000
  • $1,500

3. FRIENDS OF CFSA

“Friends of CFSA” represents any other segment not heretofore described or defined, and have death care-related sales of less than 250 thousand ($250,000) dollars; AND whose death care-related sales comprise less than 25% of annual gross revenue. This category represents specialized services consumed by many industries, not merely funeral service, like accounting services, architectural services, law firms and any other individual or company having an interest in the death care supply chain and/or funeral service, meeting the above requirements but not qualified in the “Regular” or “Allied” segments of membership. These firms are non-voting, but do have member-rate access to all events, conferences and communication services (news, email newsletters, etc.).

The “Friends of CFSA” annual fee is $400.