Education and Apprenticeship
For Funeral Professionals
The Province of Nova Scotia regulates and oversees the licensing of funeral directors and embalmers. The Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is responsible for the licenses issued in Nova Scotia. We provide this overview of provincial licensing requirements to assist those entering the profession. This overview is also for those currently working in the field but wish to obtain additional funeral service licenses or required continuing education hours of study. Please review the Regulations in the link below for further specifications on licensing requirements and additional applications and policies related to being licensed in Nova Scotia.
Application for licensing - funeral director and embalmer
Application for licensing - apprentice funeral director and embalmer