How do I become an Embalmer?

Olivia Flood -

An individual must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be of good moral character;
  • Be properly protected against communicable diseases either through immunization or education;
  • Have graduated from a high school or has earned a GED recognized by a state education department;
  • Have successfully completed an Associate of Arts in a mortuary service program consisting of not less than sixty (60) semester hours, ninety (90) quarter hours of the equivalent, with a program accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. 
  • Have completed one (1) year of an apprenticeship in the presence of an under the direction and supervision of a licensed embalmer.
  • Pass the Funeral Director Examination and State Law, Rules and Regulations Examination and pay the required fees.

For more information please visit our Getting Started page!






Contact an agent. Submit a request