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  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In 2017, the Colorado Funeral Directors Association launched its Blueprint 2020 initiative to develop a strategic plan for modifying the association’s organizational structure, adopting a unified mission, and constructing a new model for CFDA by the year 2020.

    CFDA leaders have been considering new membership models that represent all aspects of the funeral service profession in Colorado, and exploring ways to unite the many individuals and businesses that play a part in providing death care services.

    The 2017 Town Hall Meeting will examine proposed models to create a diverse and collaborative organization and engage participants in focused discussions to design a structure and adopt plans to achieve our Blueprint 2020 mission.

    Individuals who provide death care services in Colorado – funeral directors, embalmers and cremationists; preneed counselors; owners, managers and employees of funeral homes, care centers, cemeteries, crematories, transportation and escort services, and more -- are invited to take part in this Town Hall Meeting.

    Be a catalyst for strength, diversity, innovation and respect for funeral service in Colorado.

    Please register online before November 3 to reserve your seat at this exclusive forum.

    Invest your time and attention to make a difference in the future of the profession:

    • Engage with fellow professionals, colleagues and potential partners;
    • Examine proposed models and collaboration strategies;
    • Share your innovative ideas and solutions; and
    • Unify the funeral service community in Colorado.

    Click here to learn more and register online.

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the passage of Senate Bill 17-249, DORA's Division of Insurance was tasked with studying compliance of preneed regulations. This summer CFDA facilitated meetings with its members and Division of Insurance representatives to address questions and concerns about Colorado preneed regulations.

    DORA issued its report on September 1st and the challenges raised by CFDA members were reflected in the report's recommendations:

    • Mandatory license for all funeral establishments as Preneed Contract Sellers
    • Registration to track individual Preneed Contract Sellers and Agents for each funeral establishment location
    • Establish Preneed Consumer Relief Fund
    • Examinations to ensure baseline of compliance and minimal disruption to funeral home/preneed contract seller
    In addition, a new license fee structure is required and should result in increased funding to cover costs for a Division employee to conduct examinations.

    Download and read the full DORA report in the Members Only section of the CFDA website. 

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Colorado Funeral Directors Association is seeking candidates for its upcoming Board and Officer elections.

    With new initiatives on the horizon, CFDA needs and welcomes the enthusiastic participation of its members on the Board of Directors.

    Elections will take place during the CFDA’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in Denver (location to be determined). Assigned delegates of CFDA Establishment Members are eligible to vote in this election.

    Serving on the Board of Directors is a chance to help drive the decisions of the association. Board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections.

    There has never been a more important or exciting time to be part of the CFDA as we work to expand and enhance all of our initiatives and member benefits. Please consider how you can contribute to Colorado’s funeral service profession and submit your application to CFDA.

    Click here to learn more and submit your leadership application online.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CFDA will present an online class for those who have yet to earn the required 2.0 contact hours of CE credit on Colorado laws to renew 2018 CFSB certification.

    This session will be presented via Go to Meeting and there is a limit of 20 connections. You will need a computer with steady internet access to stream the program and follow along with the presentation slides. We recommend that you gather with a group of employees and colleagues to participate from one connection.

    An online survey will supplement the class and must be completed to be eligible for individuals to receive CE credit.

    Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis through the CFDA web site. 


    • $50 per connection/location for a CFDA Establishment Member
    • $100 per connection/location for Non-Members

    An email confirmation will be sent to registered locations on August 28 with connection details and class materials.

    Click here to register online now.


    CFDA will include "The Basics of Colorado Funeral Service Laws" class as a component for the CFDA Annual Meeting to be held in Denver on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 7:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pre-registration for the 2017 Combined Convention will be open through Friday, July 14  -- accepted online or by mail, email or fax.

    CFDA will enter the names of pre-registered Convention attendees for special prize drawings to be held during the Combined Convention.

    Registrations accepted after July 14 will be considered as Onsite Registration and are subject to availability for Convention materials, meals and seating. 

    Why wait? Register ASAP!

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2017 Combined Convention

    July 20-23, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown

    Hosted by the Colorado Funeral Directors Association

    In partnership with the Wyoming Funeral Directors Association

    CFDA and WyFDA have put together a great line-up of programs and you can earn more than 17 contact hours of CE credit throughout the Convention.

    The 2017 Combined Convention is packed with education and information that you can use in your business every day.

    Attend the Full Convention, optional Pre-Con Workshops, one day of sessions, or just come to visit our exhibit hall...there's a registration option that fits your schedule.

    Convention registration is now open! 

    Either register online or use our fillable Word document available at

    The discounted $179 group rate at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown will only be honored until the block is full or until June 30 – whichever comes first. Don’t wait…book your hotel room ASAP!

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the passage of Senate Bill 17-249, DORA's Division of Insurance will be studying compliance of preneed regulations and will issue a report to the Colorado legislators on September 1. 

    CFDA has arranged a meeting with Division representatives on June 13 to discuss concerns related to licensing for preneed sellers. 

    If you would like to attend this meeting, please RSVP by email to the CFDA office no later than Friday, June 9. Participation will be limited.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 6:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click here to complete our online survey.

    Blueprint 2020 is an initiative to recognize the value of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association by promoting grassroots engagement and empowering funeral professionals across the state to embrace change and meet the challenges of the future.

    The goal is to modify the association's organizational structure, adopt a unified mission, and construct a new model for CFDA by the year 2020. Blueprint 2020 is a 3-year strategic plan to achieve this goal.

    Please take a few minutes to consider and respond to our online survey. Your feedback will help determine the direction for CFDA leaders to take.

    Click here to complete our online survey.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Senate Bill 17-249 is working its way through the Colorado General Assembly, having passed second reading in the Senate last Friday.

    The bill results from the 2016 Sunset Review of Division of Insurance regulations. CFDA was successful in challenging the six recommendations that would alter laws pertaining to preneed funeral contracts.

    SB 249 will extend the preneed regulations until 2022 and allow CFDA to work with the Division of Insurance to thoughtfully address compliance issues. 

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 6:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CFDA Office has been experiencing some technical issues that have caused unforeseeable delays in responding to calls and emails.

    Staff has been working diligently to resolve network connection issues and computer software problems. Our systems should be up and running again by the end of the week.

    We apologize for slow response times and appreciate your patience while we focus on resolving these IT challenges.

    Thank you.
    Steffani G. Blackstock, CMP - Executive Director

Colorado Funeral Directors Association,  P O Box 631664, Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-1664 U.S.A. 

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