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: ​An in-state path to become licensed as a funeral director is now available in Vermont.  As an alternative to formal funeral-service school, aspiring funeral directors can complete at least 26 credits of relevant college level coursework, continuing education, an apprenticeship, and an examination.  These requirements are further outlined in the rule that became effective September 2019. 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:

Kelsi Alger

This page was last updated: 2019-09-16