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Embalmers and Funeral Directors Board

Provincial Written Exam Overview

25% Technical which is composed of questions from the following subjects

-Elementary Anatomy including



  • The structure of the human body

  • The principal organs, functions and locations

  • The different circulatory systems and muscles






-Sanitation and Public Health including:



  • The general disinfection procedures and equipment used in the preparation of bodies for burial

  • A knowledge of the Public Health Act

  • The rules and regulations regarding the transportation, interment and disinterment of dead human bodies

  • The operation of receiving vaults and crematoria

  • The acceptable procedures for the conduct of funerals



-Pathology, including

  • The most common communicable diseases

  • The special treatment that must be given bodies of those who have died of those diseases

-Public Relations and Funeral Procedures

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