Ohio has a licensing board that regulates the funeral industry. You may contact the board in Ohio for information or help at: Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors,  77 South High Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6108 or phone 614.466.4252 or fax 614.728.6825 and on the web at www.funeral.ohio.gov  If you want additional information about making funeral arrangements and the options available, you may want to contact interested business, professional and consumer groups. Some of the biggest are:

601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049

AARP is a membership organization for people 50 years of age and older. Funeral-related information also is available atwww.aarp.org/families/grief_loss/.

Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838

Better Business Bureaus are private, nonprofit organizations that promote ethical business standards and voluntary self-regulation of business practices.

Cremation Association of North America
401 North Michigan Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60611

CANA is an association of crematories, cemeteries, and funeral homes that offer cremation.

Funeral Consumers Alliance 
33 Patchen Road
South Burlington, VT 05403

FCA is a nonprofit educational organization that supports increased funeral consumer protection. Their website has free pamphlets on funeral planning, plus a directory of local volunteer funeral planning groups.

Funeral Ethics Organization
87 Upper Access Road
Hinesburg, VT 05461

FEO, an independent nonprofit educational organization, promotes ethical dealings in death- related transactions and provides mediation assistance to resolve consumer complaints.

Green Burial Council
8 Estacada Court
Santa Fe, NM 87508 

GBC, an independent, nonprofit that encourages environmentally sustainable death care practices as a means of acquiring, restoring, and stewarding natural areas, assists consumers in identifying “green” cemetery, funeral, and cremation services.

International Cemetery and Funeral Association
107 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100 
Sterling, VA 20164 

ICFA is a nonprofit association of cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories, and monument retailers that offers informal mediation of consumer complaints through its Cemetery Consumer Service Council. Its website provides information and advice in its Consumer Resource Guide.

International Order of the Golden Rule
PO Box 28689 
St. Louis, MO 63146-1189 

OGR is an international association of about 1,300 independent funeral homes.

Jewish Funeral Directors of America
150 Lynnway, Suite 506
Lynn, MA 01902

JFDA is an international association of funeral homes serving the Jewish community.

National Funeral Directors Association
13625 Bishop’s Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005

NFDA is an educational and professional association of funeral directors, which provides consumer information on its website atwww.nfda.org/consumerresources.php. NFDA also sponsors the NFDA Help Line, which is designed to help consumers resolve complaints about NFDA members.

National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association
3951 Snapfinger Parkway, Suite 570
Decatur, GA 30035

NFDMA is a national association primarily of African-American funeral providers.

Selected Independent Funeral Homes
500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 205
Deerfield, IL 60015

SIFH is an international association of funeral firms that have agreed to comply with its Code of Good Funeral Practices.

FTC - Funerals: Consumer Rights Under the Funeral Rule
FTC - Funerals: Consumer Rights Under the Funeral Rule
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