Licensing requirements depend on where you wish to live and practice as a funeral director. It is best to contact the regulatory board in the state where you wish to pursue licensure for specific information about their licensing requirements before applying to a funeral service program. This is the best way to insure that your academic program will satisfy the licensing requirements of the state in which you desire to practice as a funeral director.
Associations & Organizations
The national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in funeral service and mortuary science education.
International trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, funeral service, cremation and memorialization profession.
National Board Examination service provider for the funeral service industry.
Licenses funeral homes, crematories and funeral directors and oversees cemetery regulations in the state of Minnesota.
Supports funeral service providers in Minnesota through an annual convention, legislative representation, networking and communication via print and web site.
Provides funeral service resources to members of the public and the funeral service profession, lobbies on behalf of the funeral service industry, provides continuing education and learning opportunities to funeral service professionals through conferences, the web site and written publications.
Discount student membership available.
The University of Minnesota's Program of Mortuary Science is dedicated to supporting our students, graduates, and funeral service professionals.
To assist graduates, employers, and other Program stakeholders with workforce needs, we offer a free, online job posting service for positions relating to the practice of mortuary science.
In order to promote equity and accessibility for job posting requests we receive, positions will be posted on the Program's website for a period of three months.
To advertise your job opening on our website, please complete our form HERE.
Note: As of May 2019, we are no longer able to forward job posting e-mails to current/former students.