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

About Us

In Canada, the regulatory control of funeral homes and licensed professionals comes under jurisdiction of the Provincial Government. In this Province, the funeral profession is regulated under Legislation entitled, "The Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act Chapter 144 of the Revised Statutes, 1989".
The responsibility for ensuring the provisions of this Act rests with Service Nova Scotia  and its Minister. However, the actual administration of the Act is undertaken by a duly constituted Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, consisting of the Registrar and five other people. Of these individuals, three are licensed embalmers who are appointed by the Governor in Council, and two are elected by the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia of which one is a Consumer Advocate.
Our History
This section is intended for those interested in learning more about the roots of our Association. Read about the legacy of our founders, a legacy which continues to drive the course of the funeral profession in Canada.
Board & Staff Members
The directors serving the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board rely on both the elected members of the Board serving with them, and people within the administrative staff. Click here to learn more about today's Board and staff member.
Code of Professional Conduct
View our code of professional for all embalmers and funeral directors licensed under this act.
Educational Committee
See more about our Education Committee.
Past Presidents
The Funeral Association has a long history of strong, decisive leadership. Here you can learn more about the funeral professionals elected to serve our organization as president, both now and in the past.
Contact Us
Do you have questions about the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors? Perhaps you would like to know more about our ethical guidelines or professional development programs? Are you an applicant or licensee wishing to obtain your file information or personal documentation from the Board of Registration? Please contact for more information or to ask any questions you may have. You can also reach the office at 902-407-6001. All calls will be returned within 3-5 business days.