Apply for a funeral director licence

  1. Determine if you are eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all required supporting documents
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete application package
  1. Determine if you are eligible

    All funeral directors in Yukon must be registered and hold a valid licence.

    We accept new applications on an ongoing basis. But you must renew your licence every year. All funeral director licences expire annually on March 31.

    Eligibility

    You're eligible to apply for a licence if you meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.

    • You:
      • attended a recognized mortuary science school in a Canadian province for at least 2 full terms; and 
      • passed your program with an average of 60%.
    • You're eligible to practice as an embalmer and a funeral director in a Canadian province.

     

  2. Complete the application form

    Complete all sections of the application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it is relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all required supporting documents

    Gather together the following documents and provide them with your complete application.

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

    Certificate of standing

    • You must provide a certificate of standing if you're registered to practice in another Canadian jurisdiction.
    • Request the certificate from the regulatory body of that jurisdiction.
    • Have the regulatory body send the certificate directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (PLRA).
    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.

    Official transcript

    • You must provide a copy of your transcript from a recognized mortuary science school.
    • Ask the school to send the transcript directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept transcripts submitted by applicants.

    Proof of bonding

    • You only need to provide proof of bonding if you plan to offer prepaid or prearranged funerals.
    • The proof of bonding must be for at least $100,000.

    Proof of trust account

    • You only need to provide proof of trust if you plan to offer prepaid or prearranged funerals.
    • The trust account must be through a certified bank located in Yukon.
  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    • Registration (1-time fee): $100.
    • Annual licence fee: $50.

     

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit.

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.
  5. Submit your complete application package

    Prepare your application package

    Your complete application package must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.
       

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you’ve not provided all the required documentation.

    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: inquiry.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

     


Contact 

For questions about the application process email inquiry.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.