Funeral Director Certificate


The Funeral Director certificate integrates core online courses and experiential learning through supervised work experience.

You can register for the Fall Semester classes at this time. The Interactive Course Search for the Winter Semester will be available the beginning of October, and you can register for your Winter Semester towards the end of October.
If you wish to complete the certificate in one year, it is recommended that you complete the required courses in the sequence shown. For questions about your course selection, please refer to your detailed advising and program registration package or contact your advisor.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» XFDC 20001    Funeral Directing I
» XFDC 20101    Introduction to Conflict Resolution
» XFDC 20014    Psychology of Death & Dying
» XFDC 20012    Work Experience I*

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» XFDC 20004    Funeral Directing II
» XFDC 20019    Business Communications
» XFDC 20102    Negotiating with Integrity
» XFDC 20024    Funeral Director Work Experience II*

Year One, Semester 3 & 4 [Spring/Summer], May – August
» XFDC 20008    Funeral Directing III
» XFDC 20016    Business Strategies
» XFDC 20025    Funeral Trends & Regulations

*The work experience courses may be completed during any semester once you have gained employment with a Funeral Home. 
International students who complete the program while residing outside of Canada are not required to obtain a Study Permit. For more information, please visit the website
Your advisor will email you a detailed advising and program registration package. Please ensure that you check your Mount Royal email account. You may also contact your advisor at with questions about your course selection and program path or visit the website at