Field of Study: Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
Things to know
You need to be licensed to be a funeral director or embalmer. Although most states have separate licensure processes for each position, some states offer a single license for both.
Licensure requirements vary from state to state. However, they typically include completion of an accredited funeral services and mortuary science program, a one-year apprenticeship, and an exam. You also usually need to be at least 21 years old.
Some states require you to have a bachelor's degree to practice. Check your state board for more details.
You are expected to purchase your own lab equipment for course work.