It is the responsibility of the student to locate a funeral home near where the student lives which is willing to serve as a preceptor site. Funeral homes that serve as preceptor sites and the funeral directors at those sites must comply with the requirements outlined in the Practicum Manual. These requirements include completing preceptor training, having a visit from a Worsham College representative to ensure compliance with state law and American Board of Funeral Service Education requirements, and executing an affiliation agreement with Worsham College.

It is important for the funeral home personnel to understand their responsibilities prior to agreeing to serve as a preceptor site. Worsham will provide both the preceptor site and student a copy of the Practicum manual.  The manual will also be available in the Practicum Course materials.   The student must inform Worsham College of the Practicum site choice no later than one month before their final semester so that arrangements can be made for preceptor training and Worsham College faculty visit to the funeral home.

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