Funeral Resources

Losing a loved one is difficult enough without the additional stress of planning a funeral or finalizing your loved one’s estate.

Here are some educational resources, industry facts, and links of interest to strengthen your ability to make funeral arrangements before or after death.

Glossary of Funeral Terms

Whether planning your own funeral in advance or making arrangements for a loved one, here are a few helpful terms associated with the funeral industry.
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Funeral Planning Checklist

A comprehensive guide for planning all necessary elements of a funeral service in advance, from method of disposition to budget considerations.
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About Funerals – Facts & Tips

Browse helpful information, tips, and guidance about funerals and after death.
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Funeral Links of Interest

The links and information shown below are shown merely as a courtesy of the Florida Chief Financial Officer’s Division of Funeral, Cemetary, and Consumer Services and the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida.

The Dept of Financial Services, the Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services, and the Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services, do not endorse any particular association, school, or other entity.

497 Board Rules: Chapter 69K F.A.C

American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
Phone: 207-878-6530
Fax: 207-797-7686

Chapter 497, Florida Statutes

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Phone: 877-382-4357

Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (FCCFA)
Phone: 800-226-3332
Fax: 850-222-3019

Florida Department of Revenue
Phone: 850-717-6570

Florida State College at Jacksonville, Funeral Services Degree program
Phone: 904-766-6622

Florida Morticians Association, Inc.

Independent Funeral Directors of Florida Association (IFDF)
Phone: 850-222-0198
Fax: 850-222-7168

International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB)
Phone: 479-442-7076
Fax: 479-442-7090

Miami-Dade College, Funeral Service Program
Phone: 305-237-1244

St. Petersburg College, Funeral Services Degree program
Phone: (727)-341-3781

Vital Statistics
Phone: 904-359-6900
Fax: 904-359-6931