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The Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing requires each funeral director to complete at least 15 hours of approved continuing education during each biennial renewal period. The next biennium ends December 14, 2025. Learn more about how to renew your license here

At least 3 hours must be in each of the following subject categories:

  1. Grief counseling or communication.
  2. Professional conduct, business ethics or legal aspects specifically related to practice in the profession.
  3. Business management concepts relating specifically to delivery of services to a consumer.
  4. Technical or practical aspects of the profession.

The WFDA offers a wide selection of continuing education opportunitites, including the Annual Convention and Fall Conference. We also offer Pre-Licensing and Preneed Courses quarterly which fulfill all 15 continuing education hours for funeral directors to satisfy the 2024/2025 biennium requirements in all four categories. LEARN MORE.

See all upcoming continuing education opportunities on our events page.


  • No more than 7 hours may be acquired through in-service continuing education programs sponsored by a funeral establishment.
  • No more than 2 hours may be acquired for presentation of any continuing education program by a funeral director.
  • No more than 10 hours may be acquired through participation in non-contact home study programs.

These requirements must be met by December 14 of each odd-numbered year in order to maintain valid license for the following two years. For more information, see the Administrative Rules Governing Funeral Director Licensure at the Wisconsin Department of Regulations and Licensing. 

Click here to renew your license online with the state of Wisconsin

Learn more on how to renew your funeral director license here

Continuing Education Administrative Code

WFDA District Request for Approval of Continuing Education Program

See our upcoming continuing education opprotunities below or on our events page.

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