Funeral Service

In January 2019, following the enactment of Act 144, the funeral service profession transitioned from board to advisor-based regulation, allowing for more efficient and flexible regulation. This site provides links to resources for applicants, licensees, and consumers. 

Licensing Update: ​A rule has been proposed to enable Vermonters to train for licensure as a funeral director without having to leave home and at one-fifth the estimated cost of formal funeral schooling. The alternative path, as outlined in the rule, requires at least 26 credits of relevant college level coursework, continuing education, an apprenticeship, and an examination. We are seeking public input and comments on the rule before it is finalized and adopted. Visit the Statutes & Rules page for more information. 


Our website provides links to the laws governing this profession, as well as resources for applicants, licensees, consumers, and employers. Click the button below to see frequently asked questions and answers.   

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions, email or call:

Danielle Rubalcaba

This page was last updated: 2019-06-11