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Education

Embalmer/Funeral Director

Individuals seeking a career in the funeral service profession in Saskatchewan are required to enroll in a funeral service education program at an institution approved by the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan (Council).

Currently the two approved education programs are:

The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science & Technology (SIAST) www.siast.sk.ca

Mount Royal University (MRU) www.mtroyal.ca

Once registered with one of the above mentioned funeral service education programs you are required to submit an Embalmer/Funeral Director Student Registration Application with the registration fee of $26.25 to Council on an annual basis.

Registration with Council is the first step on the journey to obtaining a practicing license. Once registered as a student you will be given access to the licensee portion of Council's website, provided with a current copy of the Act, Regulations and Bylaws, receive updates relevant to the licensed membership and funeral profession in Saskatchewan as well as an invitation to attend the Annual Spring Symposium.


Salesperson

Individuals wishing to sell prepaid funeral service contracts in Saskatchewan who are not a licensed funeral director in Saskatchewan or do not have a current licensed or recognized, valid qualifications from another jurisdiction shall make application to Council on Form 32 - License Application for a Salesperson License.

In addition, the fees as stipulated in bylaw 9000, along with a transcript of marks for the highest level of education achieved and an original copy of a police criminal record check will need to accompany Form 32.

Upon approval of the application by the Registrar, individuals will be required to:

- attend a one day Salesperson Workshop;
- complete six months continuous employment with the same licensed owner;
- be present during the arrangements of six funerals;
- be present during the preparation and execution of ten prepaid funeral contracts;
- attend a minimum of fifteen funeral services as an assistant to a licensed funeral director.

Once the licensed salesperson, named on the application as the supervisor advises Council administration in writing the individual has met all the requirements of bylaw 2050 (3) the individual may than request to write the Jurisprudence Licensing Examination for a Salesperson. Once a passing mark of 75% or higher is obtained and the licensing fee as stipulated in bylaw 9000 is paid a Salesperson license will be granted.


Salesperson Exemption

Individuals wishing to sell prepaid funeral service contracts in Saskatchewan who are a licensed funeral director or have a current license or recognized, valid qualifications from another jurisdiction shall make application to Council on Form 32 - License Application for a Salesperson License.

For those who currently hold a Saskatchewan funeral director's license, once their application and the fees as stipulated in bylaw 9000 have been processed, they may than request to write the Jurisprudence Licensing Examination for a Salesperson. Once a passing mark of 75% or higher is obtained and the licensing fee as stipulated in bylaw 9000 is paid a Salesperson license will be granted.

For those who have a current license or valid, recognized qualifications from another jurisdiction the following must be submitted:

- form 32 and the fees as stipulated in bylaw 9000;
- a transcript of marks for the highest level of education achieved;
- an original copy of a police criminal record check;
- a letter of good standing from the appropriate regulatory body or a resume outlining relevant sales experience for funeral goods and services.

Once the above has been receieved and processed they may than request to write the Jurisprudence Licensing Examination for a Salesperson. Once successfully obtaining a passing mark of 75% or higher and the licensing fee as stipulated in bylaw 9000 is paid, a Salesperson license will be granted.

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