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

Applications and Information For Licensed Directors and Embalmers

If you wish to submit an application to the Nova Scotia Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, please see the application forms for apprentices and licensees below:

Licensing application for funeral directors and embalmers

Licensing application for apprentice funeral directors and embalmersSmart Link

Additional details for applying can be found in the Applicant Policy and the Apprentice Application Policy

All documentation can be submitted by mail, or email. The Nova Scotia Board of Registration will confirm receipt of your inquiry within 1 - 3 business days. Once the completed application form, applicable fee(s), and supporting documentation have been submitted, a decision will be made within 14 days and this decision will be communicated by mail and/or email. Please note: in extenuating circmstances or during annual renewal periods, there may be an additional delay.

Those wishing to transfer their license from another jurisdiction must successfully complete the Nova Scotia Mortuary Law Examination, meeting the minimum competency grade of 75% or higher. The Acts and Regulations, which make up the Mortury Law Examination and the law portion of the Funeral Director Exam. These Acts and Regulations include:

Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act

The Embalmers and Funeral Directors Regulations

Cemetery and Funeral Services Act

Vital Statistics Act

Fatality Enquiries Act

Health Protection Act

Presumption of Death Act

Acts and Regulations can be found here