12. An embalmer’s licence may only be issued to a natural person who
(1) is 18 years of age or over;
(2) is domiciled in Canada;
(3) holds a college diploma in embalming techniques from an educational institution recognized by the Minister of Education and Higher Education, a diploma of the Institut de Thanatologie du Québec, created under section 10 of the Québec funeral directors and embalmers Act (S.Q. 1960-61, chapter 152), or an accreditation or licence to carry on embalming operations in another province or a territory of Canada; and
(4) did not have his or her licence revoked in the 5 years preceding the application.
In addition, to obtain a first embalmer’s licence, the holder of an accreditation or licence allowing the holder to practise such activities in another province of a territory of Canada must show through a written examination sufficient knowledge of the Québec legal framework applicable to embalming.
A person who was not a licensed embalmer in the 5 years preceding the person’s application, except in the case of a person having obtained a diploma of college studies in embalming technique within that period, must also show through a written examination sufficient knowledge of the Québec legal framework applicable to embalming.