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 practical experience requirements for licensing in the province of Alberta.

  • Learn through interactive online courses and work experience courses
  • Start program in September or January
  • Study part-time
  • Complete program within a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 6 years

Fall 2020 program update

As Mount Royal responds to COVID-19 and the changing directives from Alberta Health Services around face-to-face programming, planning for the fall semester is still underway. Funeral Director Certificate students will be contacted directly when more information about fall course delivery is available. For any additional questions, please email

Program Outcomes

  • 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
  • Meet the academic and practical provincial licensing requirements, as established by the Alberta Funeral Service Regulatory Board