Leadership Application

CFSB Advisory Board Candidate Application


CFDA is seeking candidates to serve on the Advisory Board for the Colorado Funeral Service Board.


In a state that does not license funeral service practitioners, credentialing by the Colorado Funeral Service Board is an important distinction that identifies individuals who have committed to a professional career in funeral service and have pledged to uphold high standards of practice and ethics.


The purpose of the Colorado Funeral Service Board is to:

  • Set the standards for funeral service in Colorado;
  • Serve as the agency for certification and registration of certified mortuary science practitioners (CMSPs); funeral directors (CFDs); certified embalming technicians (CETs); certified intern/trainees (INT);
  • Promote continuing education for funeral service practitioners throughout the state;
  • Support and promote professionalism in funeral service;
  • Serve as intermediary for consumer complaints and work with all parties involved to assist in resolving complaints;
  • Promote positive image of funeral service in Colorado.

The objectives are:

  • To formulate and adopt requirements, guidelines, and prerequisites for certification.
  • To determine whether certification shall be granted to an individual based on evaluation of candidate's performance on any qualifying examination, formal education, supervision and training.
  • To promote the common interests and recognition of those certified by the CFSB and of the programs administered by the CFSB

The CFSB will also serve as Colorado’s liaison to the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.

CFSB Advisory Board Members and Requirements

  1. The Colorado Funeral Service Board shall be operated by an Advisory Board consisting of up to nine (9) members, one of whom is the Chairperson.
  2. The Executive Director of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association shall serve on the CFSB Board in an Administrator capacity.
  3. Two (2) members of the Board shall be Citizen Representatives who are not practicing members of funeral service in Colorado.
  4. Except for the Administrator and Citizen Representatives, every member of the CFSB Board shall hold current certification as a CMSP, CFD or CET, and must be a Member of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association.

The duties of CFSB Advisory Board Members are:

  • To review certification categories, specifications and criteria on an annual basis.
  • To review individual applications to determine fulfillment of criteria and approval for certification.
  • To commit the time and energy necessary to carry out the work of the CFSB Board.
  • To ensure the integrity of certification programs, including maintaining the security and confidentiality of candidate applications.
  • To recommend to the CFDA Board of Directors changes, enhancements, additions or other modifications to the certification program that have a potential programmatic, financial or other significant impact on the overall operations of the CFDA.
  • To uphold the professional standards of conduct of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association.

Terms and Meetings

  • Each CFSB Advisory Board member shall serve a term of three (3) years and members may serve for an additional term or portion thereof at the discretion of the board.
  • The CFSB Advisory Board will consider and elect nominees for service on the CFSB Advisory Board.
  • CFSB Advisory Board members are expected to attend each quarterly meeting of the CFSB Advisory Board (February, May, August, November).
  • Continued absences will result in removal from the Advisory Board. Re-admission to the Board will be allowed by a two-thirds majority vote of the members of the CFSB Advisory Board.
  • A quorum consists of at least six (6) CFSB Advisory Board members present for a meeting. The Advisory Board may meet without a quorum, but no decisions will be made on issues before the Advisory Board.

Candidate Eligibility

Serving on the CFSB Advisory Board is a chance to help drive the decisions of the profession. Association leadership is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections.

  • Eligible candidates must be a Professional Member of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association.
  • Eligible candidates must hold and maintain a professional credential through the Colorado Funeral Service Board as a CMSP, CFD or CET.
  • No more than two voting members of the Board shall be employed by or work for the same location or corporation under common ownership.

There has never been a more important or exciting time to be part of the CFDA. Join us as we work to expand and unite the funeral service community in the State of Colorado.

Please consider how you can contribute to Colorado’s funeral service profession and submit your application online.


Information contained in the form below will be shared with CFDA Members for election purposes.


Candidate's Name: *
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Position(s) that you would be interested in serving (check all that apply): *
CFSB Advisory Board Member
CFDA Board of Directors: At-Large Director
CFDA Board Officer: Vice President/President Elect
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Year started in funeral service: *
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Why do you wish to serve CFDA in a leadership capacity?: *
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