Traineeship Frequently Asked Questions

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service is responsible for determining the qualifications of applicants and issuing certificates to those determined to be properly qualified. It is unlawful for any person to practice funeral service, funeral directing, or embalming in North Carolina unless one has been duly licensed.

In order to be licensed to practice in North Carolina, an individual must:

  1. Be of good character and reputation.
  2. Satisfactorily pass the examinations by the Board.
  3. Submit evidence of education.
  4. Pay the required fees.
  5. Successfully complete 12 months of supervised apprenticeship.

Important Documents

Applications and additional forms related to the traineeship program can be found at the link below:

Traineeship Applications and Forms

Contact Information

Mailing address: NCBFS 1033 Wade Avenue, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27605
Telephone: 919-733-9380 or Toll-Free in NC 800-862-0636
Email: trainee@ncbfs.org
Fax: 919-733-8271

Traineeship FAQ Menu

Click below for Questions/Answers related to the following topics:

    I.   General Information
   II.   Applying for a Traineeship
  III.   Supervision Requirements; Discipline
  IV.   Resident Trainee Work Reports and Daily Checklist
   V.   Renewal; Inactive Status; Certification

  For a PDF document of all questions/answers click here.

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