Under the Funeral Services Act, General Regulation, Section 29 allows for the AFSRB to require continuing education for funeral directors, embalmers, dual funeral director/embalmer, pre-need salespersons and business managers. The requirement the AFSRB has in place is 12 credits in a 3-year cycle. Each year there is a 3-credit self- directed education requirement for licence renewal and one year there is a 6-credit requirement where the AFSRB will host a mandatory course worth 3 credits in addition to 3 self-directed credits.

The AFSRB does not pre-approve courses or programs that may be available to licensees. Instead, the onus falls to the individual licensee to justify the courses they have taken in relation to the Core Competencies, a link to these core competencies is included below.

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The AFSRB has created a best practice that is recommended for funeral services businesses to follow. As of January 15, 2020, there is a requirement for every funeral services business to have in place a policy for both Visual Identification and Labelling.
Below are links to the Visual Identification and Labelling Best Practice, a Policy Creation Guideline, and sample documents for Visual Identification and sample documents for Labelling.

If you have any questions in regard to this best practice or creating your policy, please contact the AFSRB office.

Visual Identification and Labelling Best Practice
Policy Creation Guideline
Visual ID Sample Documentation
Labelling Best Practice Sample Documentation