Funeral Director Apprentice


Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 278, beginning August 1, 2018, prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Department for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record.  To apply for a predetermination, please fill out Form #3085 and submit all required documentation specified on the form.  Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 111.335(4)(e), the offenses or kinds of offenses that may result in a refusal, bar, or termination of licensure are published under Additional Resources on the left side of this page.

Permit Information

Per Wisconsin State Statutes 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Funeral Director Apprentice credential is 12/31 of each year.  Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.

Pre-Credential Education Information

Applicants must submit evidence of having completed 16-Hour Apprentice Preparation Certification Course  approved by the examining board.  For details concerning requirements, see Wis. Admin. Code § FD 1.04.

List of Approved 16-Hour Courses

Application Form to Provide 16-Hour Apprentice Course

Application for Permit

385Application for Apprentice Contract and Permit
395Apprentice Semi-Annual Report
​3085​Application for Predetermination (Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal, state, or local law, including municipal ordinances, in this state or any other)
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071​Fax Payment Form

Renewal Information


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or

This credential may be renewed only 4 times.

Renewal Methods

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees