Category: Programs

NYSFDA Student Day

NYSFDA Student Day

The future of our industry is as important as ever, and NYSFDA is committed to cultivating relationships with mortuary science students, registered residents, and recent graduates. The NYSFDA Student Day is an annual, in-person event designed for students and residents to connect, network, and learn from one another and licensed funeral directors. Students from all four mortuary science programs throughout the state are invited to participate in the event.

2024 Event Details

Saturday, April 13 | 11am-3:30pm
NYSFDA Headquarters, Albany

Connect. Learn. Grow. 

A great addition to your coursework. NYSFDA Student Day program offers practical, hands-on learning. Throughout the day active funeral directors lead workshop discussions on everything from navigating arrangements with families to dressing for success and interviewing tips. Plus, offer real-life scenarios, step through different “what would you do?” situations, and review everything from removal (proper techniques when using church trucks and stretchers) to setting up for services, including: cremation, casket navigation, flag presentation, and flower arranging. The day includes:

  • educational workshops designed to prepare you for your early career as a funeral director
  • time to connect with other students from across the state
  • open Q&A period
  • opportunity to hear from NYSFDA leaders and newly licensed directors

*2024 Attendance Policy: There are a limited number of spots available for NYSFDA Student Day so that each participant is comfortable and has the opportunity to actively participate in the day’s events. That’s why it is very important that you attend and arrive on time for the event. If your schedule changes and you cannot attend, please contact us so we may open your spot up to someone on the waitlist. As a courtesy to our office as well as our presenters, please give us at least 48 hours notice. If you do not cancel your registration you will not be allowed to register for NYSFDA events in the future.

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2023 Student Day

NYSFDA Annual Convention

NYSFDA Annual Convention

Mark your calendar for August 19-21, 2024 for this year’s Annual Convention at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. The event schedule and registration (free for NYSFDA Student Members) will be available in mid-May. Visit the NYSFDA website for full details.

Each year the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) hosts an annual convention, providing funeral service professionals the opportunity to earn continuing education credits, connect with their peers from across the state, and discover the latest products and services during the Trade Show.

Webinar Programs

Webinar Programs

NYSFDA is committed to providing state-of-the-art education and training opportunities to New York State’s funeral services professionals. Our Webinar Series provides regularly-scheduled training sessions to help licensed funeral directors fulfill Continuing Education requirements and mandatory OSHA training. Webinars cover a range of topics, ensuring members stay on top of their profession. 

As a Student/Resident member of NYSFDA, you’ll have access to all education webinars. Many of these programs are offered free to members. Visit for a list of upcoming programs.

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