A Career in Funeral Service

The United States Department of Labor maintains an excellent website that includes information on the nature of the work, working conditions, employment, training, advancement, job outlook, earnings, related occupations, and sources of additional information.

California Licensure       

The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau licenses and regulates the Funeral profession in California.  You can access information on becoming a licensed Funeral Director on its website at

CFDA Job Board
Post a job, Post a Resume or Find a job at this convenient spot.  Minimal cost to post a job and view detailed resumes, although there is no charge to post a resume or to view resumes(limited) and no charge to view job listings.    Career Center

California Colleges of Mortuary Science

Detailed information about careers as a funeral service professional can be obtained by contacting the following colleges:

American River College Department of Mortuary Science
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841

Cypress College Department of Mortuary Science
9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630

Employment Referral Service

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  • Cal-OSHA Update on ATDs (1/15/14)
    There are additional requirements for funeral homes regarding aerosol transmissible diseases (ATD) relating to the provision of embalming services and first call services. The linked ATD program materials should be inserted into your respiratory protection program. You should review the elements of the policy and determine the applications to your workplace, the impacted employees or staff, making them aware of the policies and whatever training/education may be required. CFDA maintains a Cal-OSHA Compliance Manual in digital format that we have provided to all our members. Since most funeral homes probably have printed out the manual we are providing the training materials for your use. Since this is the second update we have provided we will likely incorporate these changes into our digital format and provide an updated CD to all members in 2014. In the meantime you should utilize the printed materials. If you have any questions contact Bob Achermann at or call the CFDA office.

    Cal Osha Update 1-15-14

  • New Amendment Fees (Issued by the State Registrar)
    Effective January 1, 2014, fees for Affidavit to Amend a Record (VS 24) and Physician/Coroner's Amendment (VS 24C) that are over a year will have a new processing fee of $23.00. This is for all amendments that are sent directly to the State Office. No fee is charged if the amendment is applied within one year of the event.