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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 65. Board of Funeral Directors And Embalmers
Chapter 40. Regulations for the Funeral Service Internship Program
2/23/2024

18VAC65-40-130. Funeral service, funeral directing, or embalming internship.

A. An internship for funeral service, funeral directing, or embalming shall consist of at least 2,000 hours of training to be completed within no less than 12 months and no more than 48 months. The board may grant an extension of time for completion of an internship only for extenuating circumstances.

B. The intern shall be assigned a work schedule of not less than 20 hours nor more than 60 hours per week in order to receive credit for such training. For good cause shown, the board may waive the limitation on an intern's work schedule.

C. A funeral service intern shall receive training in all areas of funeral service.

D. A funeral service intern shall be identified to the public as a funeral service intern in a title used, name tag worn, and any correspondence or communication in which the intern's name is used.

A funeral directing intern shall receive training in all areas of funeral directing, including assisting in at least 25 funerals, 25 arrangement conferences, as well as visitations and financing of funeral services.

E. An embalming intern shall receive training in all aspects of embalming practice, including assisting in at least 25 embalmings, as well as treatment, restorative art, safety and sanitation, and organ, tissue, or anatomical donation.

F. An intern registration shall expire upon issuance by the board of a license to practice as a funeral service licensee, a funeral director, or an embalmer. When an internship has been completed for licensure as a funeral director or as an embalmer, the approval of an additional internship to meet the requirements for licensure as a funeral service licensee may be approved by the board in accordance with § 54.1-2817 of the Code of Virginia and the regulations of the board. Any additional internship granted shall be limited in duration to the time required for completion of hours and cases required for licensure. An internship may not be used to expand the scope of practice of a licensee.

G. An intern shall be identified to the public as a funeral service intern, a funeral directing intern, or an embalming intern in a title used, name tag worn, and any correspondence or communication in which the intern's name is used.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR320-01-04 § 2.1, eff. October 9, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. May 3, 1995; Volume 15, Issue 7, eff. January 20, 1999; Volume 22, Issue 21, eff. July 26, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 12, eff. March 21, 2007; Volume 38, Issue 12, eff. March 3, 2022; Volume 39, Issue 6, eff. December 7, 2022.

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