Mortuary Science Internship Information
Internship Application Instructions
To be able to take the mortuary science state exam, you must submit:
- All academic transcript(s) showing you meet the requirements in 149A.20. Request a copy of all transcript(s) from all the academic institutions you attended post high school. Please have them sent to you and submit all the transcripts with your intermship application and fees. Your transcript(s) must have a total of 120 semester credits or 180 quarter credits to meet the minimum educational requirements.
- A copy of your driver’s license, state ID, or passport.
- A state licensing exam application and check or money order for $125 payable to the Minnesota Department of Health. See Mortuary Science State Licensing Exam for information.
- A completed internship application and a check or money order for $75 payable to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- National Board Examination results. Send a request to the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (The Conference) and ask them to send your test results electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail all documents listed above to the address provided at the bottom of the application. Please make and keep a copy of the instructions and completed application and supporting documents for your records.
After You Have Been Issued an Intern Registration Number
Forms for Interns
Minnesota Statute 149.20 Subd. 6(b) requires interns to complete 25 case reports in each of the following areas: embalmings, arrangements and funeral services. Please submit your case reports via email on a monthly basis to prevent processing and licensing delays. Interns are required to submit their application and fee for initial licensure two weeks prior to completion of an internship.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Minnesota Department of Health Mortuary Science Section at 651-201-4200.
- Internship Time Sheet (PDF)
- Internship Embalming/Funeral Case Report Form (PDF)
- Internship Funeral Service Case Report Form (PDF)
- Internship Funeral Arrangement Case Report Form (PDF)
Supervising Mortician and Internship Statutory Requirements
It is the supervising mortician's responsibility to provide guidance and "direct supervision" to registered interns while interns assist in licensed work. Please keep in mind that interns are not licensed by the Commissioner of Health to practice mortuary science. Interns are registered with the Minnesota Department of Health Mortuary Science Section and are required to be under the "direct supervision" of a Minnesota licensed mortician when assisting with licensed activities.
Note: Interns should not be hired as staff morticians.