Acts & Regulations

A list of the Acts and Regulations which govern the funeral directing and embalming professions.

Applications and professional information

All professional information and forms can now be reviewed and downloaded on this web site. If you have any problems, please contact the office.

CEC Information

Please see our list of pre-approved continuing education credits, including courses available on-line.


Important information and resources for funeral professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

For Consumers

Here at the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors we know an educated consumer is an empowered consumer. As not everyone has had the experience of making funeral arrangements on behalf of a loved one, we’re here to provide you with the quality of funeral-related information that will make a real difference for you during what is a most challenging time. Whether you need information on funeral costs, available funeral planning services, pre-need planning, ways of coping with bereavement, resources about resolving funeral home complaints; this section of our website is designed specifically with you in mind.

Joseph Curry Release
Joseph Curry Release
NSBREFD News Release
NSBREFD News Release
NSBREFD Decisions
NSBREFD Decisions
Funerals & Memorial Services
What is the difference between traditional funerals and memorial services? This is just one question we address in this section. Additional topics include ways to personalize a funeral, an overview of funeral etiquette, how to write an obituary, among others.
Planning a Funeral Service
Unless you’ve had the experience of making funeral arrangements, perhaps you’re wondering what’s involved in planning a funeral or memorial service for a loved one. This section will guide you in planning and arranging a funeral in tribute to their life and achievements.
How to File a Complaint
Consumer complaints occur in all professions. If you are dissatisfied with the performance of a funeral home, there are certain steps you can take to resolve your issues. Our suggestions on funeral home complaints resolution will help you ensure your concerns are addressed.
Find a Funeral Home
Looking for a reputable funeral firm in your area? Whether you’re looking for lower funeral costs, uniquely personal funeral services or memorial products, consult our directory of trusted member funeral establishments.
Death Certificates
The death certificate is the permanent record of the fact of death. It is one of the most important documents you’ll need in the weeks after the funeral. Learn how to obtain certified copies of your loved one’s death certificate.
Grief Support Resources
When a loved one dies, we're often disoriented in your own life, unable to recognize safe harbors of place and thought. Our resources can help you make sense of this new reality.
Notice to Consumers
Notice to Consumers