History of the FCSCS

The Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan was established in 2001, to ensure consumer confidence in buying funeral and cremation services.

The Funeral and Cremation Services Council is made up of elected industry and publicly appointed members. The Council administers and sets standards of practice and procedures for funeral homes and crematoria.

The Council is responsible for the education, licensing and regulating of funeral directors, embalmers, salespersons, funeral homes, crematoriums and transfer services in the province as well as establishing educational, competency and service standards. Council’s responsibility extends to the conduct of members, consumer protection and investigation of public complaints.

Located in Regina, the FCSCS administrative staff consists of a Registrar, Assistant Registrar/Compliance Officer, and an Officer Administrator. The Assistant Registrar/Compliance Officer makes regular visits to all funeral, cremation and transfer service businesses to inspect operations and ensure regulatory compliance.