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Becoming a Member


Thank you for taking the time to consider membership in what we believe is the world's premier association of independently owned funeral service providers.

If invited into membership, you and your staff will have access to the following benefits.

  • Tools to tap into the pooled knowledge of the highest-quality funeral professionals in the world.
  • Ample opportunities to talk with your peers and to participate in world-class programming at Selected's meetings, gaining fresh perspectives and ideas that will help you grow your business.
  • Access to helpful members-only programs.
  • A trusted source for products and services.
  • A new framework for explaining the value of your firm to those you serve.

  Click here to apply to be a member!  

Each membership application must be endorsed by three sponsor members or by Selected's Board of Directors, including the Board representative for the applicant's geographic group. After an approval by the Board of Directors, the members of Selected are balloted. If no significant objections are received, an official invitation is extended to the candidate firm.

We promise that you will not go through the application process alone. Selected's staff and current membership will guide you every step of the way. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Headquarters office at 1-800-323-4219 or 847-236-9917.

What our members are saying

"Selected is made up of funeral directors who constantly strive to be better than they are, and when you can associate with those kinds of people, you can only become better yourself. Selected has a fine old tradition, but it also has a contemporary mindset and a realistic appraisal of what independent funeral service is about today. There is a concerted effort to assess how we can adapt to meet the needs of families and continue to thrive in an ever-changing marketplace."

– Glenn P. Taylor., Owensboro, KY
Member firm Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

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