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

Board & Staff Members

The Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors consists the Registrar, one licensed embalmer appointed by the Minister, two licensed funeral directors appointed by the Minister, one licensed embalmer or funeral director elected by the Funeral Services Association of Nova Scotia, two consumer advocates appointed by the Minister who, in the opinion of the Minister, represent the public interest and who are not and have not been an embalmer, a funeral director, an owner or operator of, or the holder of an interest in, a funeral home or an employee of any of them.

If you are interested in applying to become a board member, you can apply on the Agencies, Boards, and Commissions website through Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services' at the following link:

In addition, should you have any questions about your licensing requirements, duties, or benefits, we have provided a listing of all the current Board members and Board staff, with their contact details below:


Kortney Adams, Executive Manager
Office Phone: 902-407-6001

Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 200,
Halifax, NS
B3S 1A2

Denise Robichaud, Vice-Chair, Government Appointment - Embalmer, Government Appointment

Donald MacGillivray, Secretary, Government Appointment - Consumer Advocate, Government Appointment

H. Andrew Huskilson, FSANS Representative, FSANS Representative

Patrick Curry, Government Appointment - Funeral Director, Government Appointment

Adam Tipert, Chairperson, Government Appointment - Funeral Director, Licensed Embalmer Government Appointment

Kelly Wyer, Deputy Registrar, Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, Registrar Service Nova Scotia

Vacant Position - Government Appointment - Consumer Advocate, Government Appointment