INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN FUNERAL SERVICE?
OFDA maintains a database of resumes to help match qualified individuals with interested firms. Just follow these easy steps:
Submit one clean copy of your resume to Oregon Funeral Directors Association. Include a cover letter specifying what type of position you are seeking (licensed or apprentice), along with any geographic preferences. (Important note for those interested in apprentice positions---NO PREVIOUS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.)
12725 SW 66th Ave. Suite 105
Portland OR 97223
When you submit your resume, we will contact you to authorize OFDA to run a background check. Background checks are required in order for us to share your resume with our member funeral firms. With this consent, you understand and are in agreement that OFDA may obtain your public records information. Once the background check is completed, we will distribute your resume to interested funeral firms, who, in turn, will contact you directly. When you have accepted a position, please call the OFDA office at 503.639.1186 and let us know so that we can update our records.
Funeral Service Practioners in Oregon must have an Associate of Arts Degree and serve a one-year apprenticeship. Out-of-state licensees with four years continuous experience in funeral service may have this education requirement waived. Embalmers must obtain a two-year mortuary college degree and serve a one-year apprenticeship.
Mt. Hood Community College's Funeral Service Program is also an excellent resource for questions and answers. The phone number is 503.491.6940.