Acts & Regulations

A list of the Acts and Regulations which govern the funeral directing and embalming professions.

Applications and professional information

All professional information and forms can now be reviewed and downloaded on this web site. If you have any problems, please contact the office.

CEC Information

Please see our list of pre-approved continuing education credits, including courses available on-line.


Important information and resources for funeral professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Exam Schedule

If you have completed your required apprenticeship and reached the required number of cases (25) in each area required, you may apply to write your provincial written exam.

Examinations are held on the second Tuesday of September and June, and at the discretion of the Board, an additional exam sitting may be offered in January of a given year. Please contact our office via email to, if you wish to learn more or would like to write during the examination time.

Subsequent exam dates are as follows:

January 10, 2023

June 13, 2023

Mortuary Law Exams for those already licensed in another jurisdiction within Canada are written as requested. Please contact our office if you are looking to become licensed in Nova Scotia and are already licensed in another province or territory.