One option for entry to the funeral service profession is offered through the Foundation Program.

  • Provides introduction to basic theory required for study/employment in the funeral service profession.
  • May be obtained prior to securing employment as an Embalmer and/or Funeral Director.
  • Meets the competency standards of a Level One apprentice.
  • Upon completion graduates must find employment and complete work experience requirements for Level One and Level Two.

The British Columbia Funeral Association is the training service provider for the BC Funeral Services Foundation Program and under Agreement with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) who funds a portion of the foundation student’s tuition fees.