License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing
License required in 9 states
79th most burdensome licensing requirements
75th most heavily regulated occupation
(Last updated April 24, 2012)
Funeral attendants or funeral home assistants perform a variety of tasks during a funeral, such as placing the casket in the parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around the casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing the casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.
Nine states require a license to work as a funeral attendant. On average, these laws cost funeral attendants two days in education and $167 in fees. Funeral attendant ranks as the 75th most widely and onerously licensed occupation. Requirements vary from $305 in fees and 11 days of education in Florida to $71 in fees in Maine.