Embalmers are caring and attentive people. Their trustworthy nature make them a valuable resource in what is often a challenging time for families and friends.

As an Embalmer, you’ll take on a role that requires not just precision, but also allows for expression as you help to prepare or restore human remains.  

You’ll be comfortable with large responsibility, as your work is a crucial part in an important and often very emotional time for others.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to identify and describe human anatomy 
  • How to identify and describe safety, sanitation and hygiene practices 
  • How to describe and practice embalming 
  • How to identify and describe funeral law 
  • How to employ strong communications skills 

Key Job Skills

  • Communication 
  • Coordination  
  • Judgement and decision-making 
  • Human anatomy and physiology 
  • Embalming 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 8 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
3600 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$20.00 — $34.32

Program Updates

No challenge process is currently available for this certification. This decision is currently under review. For further information please contact the BC Funeral Association on 1-250-592-3213 and at info [at] bcfunerals.com (info[at]bcfunerals[dot]com)

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