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Do You Have a Student Working at Your Business?

Only individuals possessing a current student eligibility certificate, issued by the AFSRB, are permitted to engage in activities restricted to licensed individuals or trainees under supervision, and, are eligible to write the funeral director and pre-need salesperson exams. Logged activities (applicable to funeral director/embalmer trainees) for the purpose of training and credentialing can only be completed by individuals with a current eligibility certificate. To become registered as a student in Alberta, individuals must fulfill the following requirements:

Step 1: Register in a funeral service education program (funeral director/embalmer/pre-need salesperson)

Mount Royal University or the Canadian College of Funeral Service.

Step 2: Be working at a funeral business

Step 3: Apply for Student Certificate

The Business Manager must apply and pay for the registration through licensing portal (3.a) . A current criminal record check (conducted within the last 90 days), and student eligibility declaration are also required. Declarations can be found on the AFSRB website under the Industry tab.

Note: the initial payment for student certification is only required once, as long as they continue to work at the same funeral business. Students are not included in renewals.