Welcome

Founded in 1899, GFDA is the oldest and largest funeral home association in Georgia.  We encourage high standards of excellence and ethical practices of our members. The association provides continuing education for our members and vital information to our members and the public. Georgia Funeral Directors Association (GFDA) and this site is a wealth of information about funeral service for both industry professionals and the families they serve. 



Member Funeral Home Locator

As you deal with the closure of a significant relationship in your life,
we hope to help with emotional support materials and practical information. We invite you to use these resources to help learn
about the funeral and grief process. 
Visit Here for Family and Support Materials


Membership 

You are invited to become part of an active, well-known association that protects and promotes the interests of funeral service and its members. For over 100 years, we have promoted excellence in funeral service by providing great services and education to help you and your business. GFDA is the only NFDA State Affiliated Association in Georgia!

Did 2022 Membership Renewal Slip Your Mind? Don't Worry, It's Not Too Late!  
We understand it has been a busy and unusual time for many. You can still renew your dues and encourage you to act now to ensure your benefits continue.

You can join GFDA too!   Visit HERE to learn about GFDA membership benefits and our forms. 

Events

Our participants learn information and tools to not only grow their business, but to better understand and serve their families and communities. Visit HERE for more information about our events.  We hope you will save the dates and join us!  

Do you have a program specifically designed for funeral service professionals? Visit HERE, submission details, including requirements and deadlines.


News

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines - January 16, 2022 - HERE
  • Types of Masks - January 14, 2022 - HERE
  • Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19 - January 14, 2022 - HERE
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - January 14, 2022 - HERE
  • Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination - January 12, 2022 - HERE
  • Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines - January 12, 2022 - HERE
Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)

  • COVID-19 Mega-Testing Site Opening January 14 at The Home Depot Backyard - January 13, 2022 - HERE
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) - OSHA Large Employer Vaccine Mandate Blocked by Supreme Court - January 13, 2022 - U.S. Supreme Court issued an order blocking OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard that would have required employees of large private companies (100 or more employees) to either get vaccinated or to test negative on a weekly basis. It did uphold the mandate for healthcare workers including all employees, contractors, and volunteers affiliated with covered entities, including employees of funeral service establishments who enter Medicare – and Medicaid – certified healthcare provider establishments (“Covered Establishments”).
  • Statement from Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Supreme Court ruling on OSHA emergency temporary standard on vaccination, testing - January 13, 2022 - HERE


LICENSE & REGULATORY

Georgia Board of Funeral Service

  • License Renewals: Due March 31, 2022 - HERE

Georgia State Office of Vital Records

  • January Webinars - HERE


The following may be found by visiting our Member page.  If you have news you would like us to share as Member News, CONTACT US


Member News
  • Charles Townsend Featured in the Gainesville Times
Tornado Relief Efforts
  • Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky Accepts Donations 
NFDA News
  • VA Updates Reimbursement Rates for Caskets and Urns and Allowance for Privately Purchased Graveliners - January 14, 2022
  • Innovation Abounds at the New NFDA Virtual Cremation Success Seminar - January 14, 2022
  • OSHA Large Employer Vaccine Mandate Blocked by Supreme Court - January 13, 2022
  • Escape the Cold Winter Weather - January 13, 2022
  • Exciting News from LendingUSA: Funeral Financing that Pays You - January 12, 2022
  • How is Your Customer Experience … Really? - January 10, 2022


COVID-19 Information

GFDA closely monitors guidance and information regarding COVID-19.  Our members receive emails as new guidance and information becomes available.  Visit HERE for our COVID-19 section. 

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA began accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021.  More information may be found on our FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance page HERE,


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