Become a Member

Why Join Selected?

  • You'll have constant and easy access to the pooled knowledge of the best funeral professionals in the world.
  • You'll gain fresh ideas to grow your business through world-class programming and networking at Selected's meetings.
  • You'll have a trusted, responsive source for products and services.
  • You'll have access to quality programs run by Selected, giving your firm an edge in your community.
  • You'll gain a new framework for explaining the value of your firm to those you serve.

How Do I Become a Member?

Membership is by invitation only and is extended to worthy funeral homes through an approval process that involves research and member input. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of membership, download the membership application.

North American Membership

Want to Learn More?

Click here to schedule a call with Rob Paterkiewicz, our Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, to learn about membership opportunities.

What is Selected Independent Funeral Homes?

We are a worldwide trade association of independently owned funeral homes with a common interest in continuous growth to best serve families and individuals with compassionate care and professional integrity. Members agree to uphold the association's Code of Good Practice and to abide by the other member expectations.

What Does Membership Offer?

Because Selected members are the best in the profession, some of our most important offerings are those that allow members to connect and learn from each other; for example, our meetings and online discussion groups. We also offer valuable programs and services to help your business grow. And because membership in Selected is by firm, everyone on your staff can participate.

There is a level of trust and sharing between the members of Selected that only the experience of membership can fully reveal. This is your opportunity to act toward becoming a part of this outstanding group. Let us help you accomplish this goal.

What Next?

We will review your application and, if appropriate, assist you in taking steps to secure the required sponsorships. Every membership application requires one member sponsor and a recommendation from a family your firm has recently served. After securing sponsorship, Selected will 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 you will not go through the application process alone. Selected's staff and current membership will guide you every step of the way. Please contact us.

Want to Talk About It?

If you have questions or need additional information, contact Rob Paterkiewicz, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, at 800-323-4219.

Member Testimonials

"We are a different firm...a different family because of Selected Independent Funeral Homes."

Thomas F. McAfee IV, Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Greenville, SC
Selected member since 1995

"I thank God for the opportunity to be a member of this group at this time in our country's history. You guys are first class. The info, the updates, the forums, your team at headquarters. Second to none. I have been in funeral service for over 30 years and this is the first time I've seen this kind of value in an association."

Carl Lambert, Lambert Funeral Home and Cremation Service,
Mocksville, NC
Selected member since 2020