Funeral Director Apprentice

Permit Information​​

Per Wis. Stat. § 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

385Apprentice Contract and Permit Application Information
​Funeral Director Apprentice Certificate of Employer
395Apprentice Semi-Annual Report
​3085​Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)​
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable)

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 dsps@wis​

This credential may be renewed only 4 times. (See Wis. Stat.§ 445.10​​ for Term of Apprenticeship details.)

Renewal Method

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable​ for renewal)​​​​​