Each state has adopted their own licensure requirements for the funeral service profession. Some states require college courses as a prerequisite for admission to mortuary school. Others require an apprenticeship period be served prior to mortuary training. It is important that the student become familiar with the licensing requirements of the state in which they wish to practice. The Institute will gladly answer any questions concerning such special requirements.

The National Funeral Directors Association provides the contact information of each state’s licensing board along with an overview of the state’s licensure requirements (within the link below). This resource may not be the most up-to-date information so it is best that the student contact the board directly to ensure an understanding of these requirements. The PIMS Admission Department can also assist if there are any questions.