§ 43-18-50. Application for funeral service apprenticeship; period of apprenticeship.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES

Chapter 18. FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS

Article 1. FUNERAL DIRECTORS, EMBALMERS, AND OPERATORS OF FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENTS

Part 3. LICENSES for FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 43-18-50. Application for funeral service apprenticeship; period of apprenticeship

(a) Every person desiring to serve as an apprentice shall make application as a funeral service apprentice to the board upon a form provided by the board. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have either graduated from high school or have a general educational development certificate. The apprenticeship shall be served at an approved establishment and under the direct supervision of a funeral director, embalmer, or both. The application must be verified by oath of applicant and be accompanied by a fee to be established by the board. The application shall be submitted to the board and may be accepted or rejected by a majority of the board.
(b) An apprenticeship shall be approved for a specific establishment and under a specific supervising funeral director, embalmer, or both. Any change in establishment or supervising funeral director, embalmer, or both shall terminate that apprenticeship and shall require submission of a new application.
(c) The total period of apprenticeship shall be 3,120 hours and must be served in a minimum of 18 months, but the minimum period shall be in addition to the time required to graduate from a college of funeral service or other college pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Code Section 43-18-41. An apprentice shall be authorized to earn apprenticeship hours in an amount to be determined by the board while attending a postgraduate school or a program at an accredited college of funeral service or other college approved by the board.

Cite as OCGA § 43-18-50

History. Amended by 2012 Ga. Laws 637, §5, eff. 7/1/2012.