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Funeral Director's and Embalmer's Licensure Program

Canadian College of Funeral Service

Canadian College of Funeral Service

This program is designed to prepare student/apprentices for licensing as funeral directors and embalmers in various Canadian jurisdictions. A licensed funeral director and embalmer must mentor students who wish to enroll in this program.

Apprentice must be employed in a funeral home and sponsored/mentored by a licensed funeral director and embalmer


Suite 360
Unit #1 - 1596 Regent Avenue West
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2C 4H4, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 2 Year(s)

    Two-Year Certificate Program (35 Credit Hours)

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • have a High School Diploma or GED (transcript to be provided)
  • have grade 12 English
  • provide a Vulnerable Sector Check. Must be recent – within 6 months of the September program start date. Must be from the RCMP or local police authorities.
  • provide two letters of character reference (references must have known applicant for no less than two years)
  • be sponsored by a licensed funeral director and/or embalmer (sponsor agreement form to accompany application) (not applicable for foundation students)
  • be immunized for Hepatitis B (not applicable for foundation students)
  • advised to have a valid and current driver's licence (most likely required once hired with a funeral home)  

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Distance Delivery Options


Application Deadline

Intake every September

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated April 29, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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