Cemetery pre-need contract salesperson licence for monument businesses

Get a licence to solicit cemetery pre-need contract sales for monuments.


A Cemetery Pre-Need Contract Salesperson Licence authorizes a person to solicit to enter or enter into pre-need contracts as an agent for a business who holds a pre-need contract sales licence.

If you do not require this licence, you do not need to proceed further.

How to apply

You will need:

  • a completed application form
  • a criminal record check or police information check
  • payment for a licensing fee

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Application form

Application for a Cemetery Pre-Need Contract Salesperson Licence

Your responsibilities

A person who holds a pre-need contract sales license for monuments must notify Service Alberta in writing within 5 days of any change to the name or address of the business locations they work for.

It is your responsibility to ensure your licence is in force as long as you continue to do business. Once your licence is issued make note of the expiry date and ensure your licence is renewed prior to this date.


Note: applicant, directors, officers and partners are required to read the Cemeteries Act and its regulations associated with this licence and understand that certain sections are of significance, including but not limited to the specific sections noted below.

Cemeteries Act

  • Part 4 regarding Pre-Need Sale of Cemetery Supplies and Services

General Regulation

  • Sections 3, 4, and 5 regarding contracts

Commercial Cemeteries Regulation

  • Section 6 regarding change of a salesperson's agency
  • Section 7 regarding training programs
  • Section 8 regarding continuing education
  • Section 9 regarding transfer of money to authorized trustee
  • Section 10 regarding period for transfer exemption
  • Section 11 regarding maximum administration fee
  • Section 12 regarding trustee's remuneration
  • Section 13 regarding reporting to director

Prohibited practices include, but are not limited to:

  • Phone and door-to-door contacts selling pre-need cemetery goods are prohibited unless specifically requested by the consumer. All other forms of direct sale, including mailing or distribution of brochures or other sales material, and other types of advertising in the media and online can continue.

Copies of legislation can be obtained from the Alberta King’s Printer.


Connect with the Consumer Contact Centre:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-4088
Toll free: 1-877-427-4088 (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]