Student Programs

Funeral Service Programs

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NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS – OPENING MARCH 1, 2024

 

The Canadian College of Funeral Service offers four programs:

1)     Two-Year Funeral Director and Embalmer Licensure Program
2)     Two-Year Funeral Director Licensure Program
3)     Two-Year Embalmer Licensure Program
4)     One-Year Foundation Program
 
Part-Time Studies Now Available:  The licensure programs are considered to be full-time with the majority of students taking seven courses per year. This allows a student to complete the entire program within two years. CCFS is now offering part-time studies for students that wish to work with a reduced course load.  Contact info@ccfs.ca or 1-888-797-9941 for more details.

Program Information: Information about each program is found below.

Click here to learn and review the Application & Admission Process.

Click on the following links below for more information about each program.

Funeral Director & Embalmer Licensure Program
  • Two-Year Certificate Program (35 Credit Hours).
  • Apprentice must be employed in a funeral home and sponsored/mentored by a licensed funeral director and embalmer. An apprentice must work a minimum of 16 hours per week although full time employment is recommeneded and standard.
  • Intake every September

This program is designed to prepare student/apprentices for licensing as funeral directors and embalmers in various Canadian jurisdictions. A licensed funeral director and embalmer must mentor students who wish to enroll in this program.

Courses include:

Level I

  • Embalming Theory 1 (ETS100)
  • Safety, Sanitation & Hygiene 1 (ETS112)
  • Embalming Practicum 1 (ETS115)
  • Understanding Death and Dying (FSS150)
  • Funeral Directing  (FSS151)
  • Funeral Law 1 (FSS152)
  • Ethics and Decision Making  (FSS153)
  • Communication for the Funeral Service Professional 1 (FSS154)
  • Funeral Practicum 1 (FSS156)

Level II

  • Embalming Theory 2 (ETS200)
  • Restorative Art (ETS205)
  • Anatomy & Physiology  (ETS210)
  • Safety, Sanitation & Hygiene 2 (ETS212)
  • Embalming Practicum 2 (ETS215)
  • Funeral Law 2 (FSS252)
  • The Funeral Profession as a Business (FSS253)
  • Comprehensive Capstone Project 2 (FSS254)
  • Contemporary Societal Beliefs and Values (FSS255)
  • Funeral Practicum 2 (FSS256)

Cost (subject to change)

Application Fee:

$115.00 (includes taxes)

(non refundable, must be included with application)

Tuition Per Year:

$4,430.00 for 2024-2025

(due upon acceptance and invoicing)

Textbooks and Materials:

Level I
$980.00 (subject to change)

Level II
$500.00 (subject to change)

Two-Year Funeral Director Program
  • Two-Year Certificate Program (21.5 Credit Hours)
  • Apprentice must be employed in a funeral home and sponsored by a licensed funeral director.   An apprentice must work a minimum of 16 hours per week although full time employment is recommeneded and standard.
  • Intake every September

 This program is designed to prepare student/apprentices for licensing as funeral directors  in various Canadian jurisdictions.  A licensed funeral director must sponsor/mentor students who wish to enroll in this program.

Courses include:

Level I

  • Embalming Theory 1 (ETS100)
  • Safety, Sanitation & Hygiene 1 (ETS112)
  • Embalming Practicum (ETS115)
  • Understanding Death and Dying (FSS150)
  • Funeral Directing  (FSS151)
  • Funeral Law 1 (FSS152)
  • Ethics and Decision Making  (FSS153)
  • Communication for the Funeral Professional 1 (FSS154)
  • Funeral Service Practicum 1 (FSS156)

Level II

  • Funeral Law 2 (FSS252)
  • The Funeral Profession as a Business (FSS253)
  • Comprehensive Capstone Project 2 (FSS254)
  • Contemporary Societal Beliefs and Values (FSS255)
  • Funeral Practicum 2 (FSS256)

Cost (subject to change)

Application Fee:

$115.00 (includes taxes)

(non refundable, must be included with application)

Tuition:

Level I
$4,430.00 for 2024-2025

(due upon acceptance and invoicing)

Level II
$2,215.00 for 2024-2025

Textbooks and Materials:

Level I
$980.00 (subject to change)

Level II
$315.00 (subject to change)

Two-Year Embalmer Program
  •  Two-Year Certificate Program (22 Credit Hours)
  • Apprentice must be employed in a funeral home and sponsored by a licensed embalmer.   An apprentice must work a minimum of 16 hours per week although full time employment is recommeneded and standard.
  • Intake every September

This program is designed to prepare student/apprentices for licensing as embalmers in various Canadian jurisdictions.  A licensed embalmer must sponsor/mentor students who wish to enroll in this program.

Courses include:

Level I

  • Embalming Theory 1 (ETS100)
  • Safety, Sanitation & Hygiene 1 (ETS112)
  • Embalming Practicum 1 (ETS115)
  • Understanding Death And Dying (FSS150)
  • Funeral Directing (FSS151)
  • Funeral Law 1 (FSS152)
  • Ethics and Decision Making (FSS153)
  • Communication for the Funeral Professional 1 (FSS154)
  • Funeral Practicum 1 (FSS156)

Level II Credit Hours

  • Embalming Theory 2 (ETS200)
  • Restorative Art (ETS205)
  • Anatomy & Physiology  (ETS210)
  • Safety, Sanitation & Hygiene 2 (ETS212)
  • Embalming Practicum 2 (ETS215)

Cost (subject to change)

Application Fee:

$115.00 (includes taxes)

(non refundable, must be included with application)

Tuition:

Level I
$4,430.00 for 2024-2025

(due upon acceptance and invoicing)

Level II
$2,215.00 for 2024-2025

Textbooks and Materials:

Level I
$980.00 (subject to change)

Level II
$245.00 (subject to change)

Funeral Service Foundation Program
  • 10 month program (12 Credit Hours)
  • Employment and sponsorship is not necessary
  • Intake every September

The Foundation Program is an exciting way to enter into the funeral service profession.  This program is designed for those who are not sponsored or employed by funeral homes. It is an introduction to funeral service and is credited towards any of the licensure programs. The Foundation Program is intended to provide and introduction to the basic theory needed for study and employment in the Funeral Service Profession prior to securing employment as an apprentice.  It is designed and delivered in a format that is ideal for those who are working or studying full-time outside of funeral service. The program is delivered in a variety of formats combining in-school sessions and on-line delivery, all designed to meet the competency standards of a Level I apprentice.  Upon completion of the Foundation Program, students will need to find employment, register as a Level II apprentice, obtain sponsorship and complete the work experience requirements for Level I and Level II of their chosen program.

Courses include:

Level I

  • Embalming Theory 1 (ETS100)
  • Safety, Sanitation & Hygiene 1 (ETS112)
  • Understanding Death and Dying (FSS150)
  • Funeral Directing (FSS151)
  • Funeral Law 1 (FSS152)
  • Ethics and Decision Making (FSS153)
  • Communication for the Funeral Professional 1 (FSS154)

Cost (subject to change)

Application Fee:

$115.00 (includes taxes)

(non refundable, must be included with application)

Tuition Per Year:

$4,430.00 for 2024-2025

(due upon acceptance and invoicing)

Textbooks and Materials:

Level I
$980.00 (subject to change)

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