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.

Please read our membership expectations to see if you're ready to be a member, and our membership benefits to help you make the decision. You also can contact us with any questions. Then, when you're ready...

Click here to apply to be a member!

What Next?

We will review your application and reach out to you and, if appropriate, we will assist you in taking steps to secure the required sponsorships (from three sponsor members or by Selected's Board of Directors, including the Board representative in your geographic group.) Then we would seek approval by the Board of Directors, followed by a time when we open up to feedback from all current members. If no significant objections are received, you will receive an official invitation.

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 us.

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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