Funeral Director Certificate

Funeral Director Certificate

The Funeral Director Certificate prepares you to serve families as a funeral director and to meet the academic and experience requirements for licensing established by the Alberta Funeral Service Regulatory Board. 

Complete 11 courses (1,800 hours) with a minimum grade of C in each course. The program is completed through part-time studies within 1 year but must be completed within 6 years.

Step by Step Registration Guide:

  1. Look up courses via MyMRU> Register & Pay> Look up Courses
  2. Search by term (e.g.  Fall 2017 CREDIT or Winter 2018 CREDIT) and then Submit
  3. Select the subject:  e.g. Funeral Service and then Course Search. Tip: You can choose multiple subjects by holding CTRL while selecting each subject.
  4. Find the course name and number (e.g. XFDC 10001) and click on View Sections.  All of the scheduled sections in the term will display.  If there is a tutorial or laboratory connected to the lecture, there will be a note. 
  5. Select your courses for the semester and Submit.

 

Program Planning Guide

Please see the attached guide(s) to help you with program planning. Review work experience requirements for your program.

Click here for Course Descriptions

SemesterCoursesHoursDelivery
Semester #1 Funeral Directing I
Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Psychology of Death & Dying
48
15
48
Online
Online
Online
Semester #2 Funeral Directing II
Negotiating with Integrity
Business Communication
48
15
48
Online
Online
Online
Semester #3 & 4 Funeral Directing III
Business Strategies
Funeral Trends & Regulations
32
48
32
Online
Online
Online
Any Semester Work Experience I
Funeral Director Work Experience II
320
1,146
 
Funeral Home
Funeral Home
Total Hours 1,800

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • Plan, arrange and direct funeral ceremonies.
  • Be considerate of and respond to various religious and cultural traditions associated with death.
  • Interpret and apply various acts and regulations which govern the funeral service profession in Alberta.
  • Communicate and work effectively with families, government, health and legal agencies.
  • Practice the companioning aspect of caregiving.

Contact us

For more information about this program:
fde@mtroyal.ca
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6