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Welcome to the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association (SDFDA) website. The SDFDA is the state membership association for the funeral service profession in the great state of South Dakota. SDFDA is a volunteer membership and is comprised of funeral home establishments, funeral directors and embalmers, and suppliers/vendors that provide goods or services to the funeral service industry.

The association's goal is to advance the science of embalming and funeral directing and to promote funeral service while upholding the honor and dignity of the profession. To educate our members to help them better serve the families they care for.

The membership of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association elected in 1995 to become a "Partnership" state, whereby if you belong to the SDFDA, then you must belong to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and vice versa. NFDA's Code of Professional Conduct (effective January 1, 2004) states that it is understood and agreed that membership in NFDA is conditioned upon adherence to the NFDA Constitution, Bylaws and Code of Professional Conduct. Violations of any of these may result in disciplinary measures imposed by NFDA including, but not limited to, expulsion from membership.

Certain resources and services are only available to members of SDFDA, such as Funeral Trust Forms, Pre-Planning Guides, and discounted premiums with Federated Insurance. Resources that are available to non-members and/or the public include: the SDFDA Directory, and the Indigent Burial Survey. There may be a cost for these materials. For more infomation contact the SDFDA State Association Office at 605-246-9466 or by email.

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