Acts & Regulations

EFDA Chapter 144 of the Revised Statutes, 1989 amended 2003, c. 19, s. 7 EFDR This version is copyright C 2014, Province of Nova Scotia.

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

The NSBREFD has now made it possible for all licensees to check their continuing education credit hours. Please be sure to remember your log in code.

Applications and Information For Licensed Directors and Embalmers

If you wish to submit an application to the Nova Scotia Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, please see the application forms for apprentices and licensees below:

First time license application for embalmer and funeral director

Renewal license application for embalmer and funeral director

All documentation can be submitted by mail, e-mail, or fax. The Nova Scotia Board of Registration will confirm receipt of your inquiry and provide follow up correspondence within 1 - 3 business days. 

Those wishing to transfer their license from another jurisdiction need to successfully complete the Nova Scotia Mortuary Law Examination. The Acts and Regulations, which make up the Mortury Law Examination and the law portion of the Funeral Director Exam. These Acts and Regulations include:


Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act

The Embalmers and Funeral Directors Regulations

Cemetery and Funeral Services Act

Vital Statistics Act

Fatality Enquiries Act

Health Protection Act

Presumption of Death Act

Acts and Regulations can be found here