ABOUT CAREERS IN FUNERAL SERVICE
The following information was sourced from the National Funeral Directors Association .
If you are interested in:
Then a career in funeral service may be right for you! Funeral service professionals work with the bereaved during times of emotional need. These professional caregivers enable families and communities to express their emotions and help them to properly grieve.
Duties and Responsibilities
Please contact the funeral service college of your choice for more specific educational guidelines.
Wisconsin Educational Requirements for Funeral Directors
Applicants for a Funeral Directors License must submit evidence of having completed 9 months or more instruction in a prescribed course in a mortuary science school; and two years of academic instruction in a college or university with coursework in specific areas. Completion of an apprenticeship is also required. For details concerning requirements, see Wis. Admin. Code § FD 1.
CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS - TAKING EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020
In March 2020, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed into law 2019 Wisconsin Act 137 which will result in changes to the eligibility requirements for obtaining a funeral director license in Wisconsin. The new law requires:
READ MORE ABOUT 2019 Wisconsin Act 137