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Apprenticeship

Process

If you wish to register for apprenticeship you and your supervisor/employer must complete the apprenticeship registration form. This form can be found on the FORMS​​​​ page of this web site and this. Please mail your completed forms to the Kentucky Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors at 9114 Leesgate​ Rd Suite 4, Louisville, KY 40222.

The following needs to be included in the packet:

  • Complete, typed apprenticeship registration form
  • Check for the appropriate amount ($30.00 for single license, $60.00 for dual license)
  • Picture of the apprentice
  • Copy of High School transcript/diploma
  • Official copy of College transcripts ​
  • Official copy of National Board scores (if taken)

If you do have employment in addition to the full time job at the funeral home, you must list the other employer and the hours worked per week at your second job.

After your apprenticeship application papers and fee are received by the office, you will be notified of a time and place for you and your supervisor(s) to meet with the Board. If approved by the Board, your apprenticeship starts the day you meet with the Board.

Apprenticeship Guideline

  1. If your apprenticeship changes for any reason you MUST report it to the Board Office.
    • Change of Supervisor - Use the Change of Supervisor form
    • Change of Location - Use the Apprentice Registration form
    • Mortuary School (Graduating/Attending) - Submit a letter
    • Terminate - You AND the supervisor must submit a letter
    • Sick Leave - You AND the supervisor must submit a letter
  2. ALWAYS keep your calendar updated. Best practice is to write activity daily and fill in time off beforehand. Ensure your calendar is available at all times for the inspector.
  3. Anything submitted to the Board office must be typed. All forms can be found on the Forms page. Every form is open field; type in the boxes and then print the form.

Six Month Book Reports

  1. Apprentice reports must be filed every year on May 1st and November 1st
    • May 1st report is for dates October 16 to April 15
    • November 1st report is for dates April 15 to October 15
  2. You must mail in a Apprentice Sworn Statement and book report
    • If you are in Mortuary School you do not have to do a book report, but you MUST still turn in the Apprentice Sworn Statement with the hours you are enrolled in at the bottom of the 1st page
  3. The first book report of the apprenticeship MUST be on the Laws, Rules and Regulations of the State Board. The remaining book reports can cover any magazine or newspaper article or textbook pertaining to funeral directing and embalming.
    • All book reports, except for the first one, must contain a reference that includes: author, name of article, name of newspaper or​ magazine, month and year of publication, and pages of article.
  4. All book reports MUST be two pages, double spaced, and typed in 12 font.

Level Two Requirements

When applying for Level Two Apprenticeship the Board office must have proof that you have done the required 25 cases. The level two form can be found on the Forms page:

  • Funeral Director only: 25 Removals AND 25 Funerals
  • Embalmer only: 25 Removals AND 25 Embalmings
  • Funeral Director and Embalmer: 25 Removals AND 25 Funerals AND 25 Embalmings