A FINE Education

by Amy L. Silva Rigtrup

Back in 1890, when my great great grandfather decided to enter the funeral business, all he had to do was place a sign that said "Undertaker" outside on his shingles. 

Things have come a long way since then. Now, funeral directors and embalmers need to pass a national board exam and then get licensed from their state of employment. Massachusetts is a dual licensure state where the funeral directing and embalming licenses are combined into one.

Where can you find a school to help you learn the various skills that are needed to pass the board exam and enter the industry? In New England, you'll find a college that specializes in all aspects of the funeral business and will expertly prepare you for the board exam - FINE Mortuary College.

On today's episode of The Silva Lining, I was joined by Kevin Koch, President of FINE; Laurence Magner, Professor at FINE and Chrissy Quintal, a current FINE student. We had a great conversation about all that goes into obtaining and Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science, as well as the advantages that FINE has to offer.

Personally, I have FINE to thank for giving me an excellent foundation for my career by arming me with an education, confidence and a network of funeral professionals from Maine to Pennsylvania. 

Visit www.fine-ne.com for more information about FINE Mortuary College in Norwood, MA. The faculty is absolutely friendly and would be glad to answer any questions or even schedule a tour of their newly renovated facilities. 

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