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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. They typically include completion of an accredited funeral services and mortuary science program, a one-year apprenticeship, and an exam. Usually you 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.


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