How do I become a funeral director?

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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 a program of study in Funeral Service Education consisting of not less than thirty (30) semester hours (45 quarter hours or the equivalent) from a school accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education and evidenced by an official transcript;
  • Have completed two (2) years of apprenticeship in the presence of and under the direction and supervision of a licensed funeral director.
  • Pass the Funeral Director Examination and State Law, Rules and Regulations Examination and pay the required fees.

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