A funeral director is a licensed professional who specializes in all aspects associated with funeral service.
Education requirements vary by state. Following are the basic educational requirements for most states:
Licensing requirements vary by state. Some states also require funeral directors to meet continuing education requirements to maintain licensure. Click here for a complete listing of licensing boards and requirements by state.
With 20,915 funeral homes in the United States, there is always a need for well-trained funeral service professionals. Demand is great for graduates who have prepared themselves for management positions by selecting business and communications courses as part of their college program.
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