Nova Scotia Community College

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Funeral & Allied Services

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Health and Human Services
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Description:This program prepares you with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in the two most popular careers of this industry: funeral directing and embalming. Although you may choose to pursue only one of these avenues as a career, you’ll benefit immensely from having a sound understanding of the other, related discipline.

Upon completion of the Funeral and Allied Health Services diploma program, students may either qualify for apprenticeship or qualify for licensing as funeral directors and/or embalmers. Apprenticeship requirements for graduates of the pre-apprenticeship diploma program include an apprenticeship ranging from six to 20 months in duration, depending on their area of interest and province of practice. Following the apprenticeship, a licensing examination is required for licensing. Licensing examinations may include both a written examination and a practical examination.
URL:Funeral & Allied Services at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,520

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent is required.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Work Experience
    A valid driver's license and relevant work/volunteer observation experience.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2018