Become A Member

  1. Become A Member
    Application for membership is open to all embalmers who have successfully completed an accredited or recognised course in Embalming or Mortuary Science and have submitted themselves and passed a formal written examination and an Objective Structured Practical Examination delivered by the Deathcare Academy Examinations Board of Mortuary Science or an equivalent examining authority that the Committee considers compatible with the objects of the Association.
  2. Membership Categories

    Full Membership

    Any fully qualified embalmers who have paid full membership subscription annually. Full members are entitled to attend meetings of the Association and will have full voting rights.

    Student Membership

    Any person studying an educational programme approved by the Committee and the Deathcare Academy Examinations Board of Mortuary Science or an equivalent body.

    Student members are entitled to attend meetings of the Association except in the case of meetings where the Association deems it inappropriate due to the nature of business under discussion.

    A member under this category shall have no voting entitlement and shall not be eligible for nomination to the Board.

    Honorary Membership

    Honorary membership may be awarded by the Committee to any person who has been accepted as a member, and is no longer active in embalming practice or does not intend to complete the requirements to be a Full Member but still maintains interest in the embalming practice.

    A member under this category shall have no voting entitlement and shall not be eligible for nomination to the Board.

    Honorary members will be invited by the committee to attend meetings.

    Associate Membership

    Any group, organisation or individual possessing interest in the Association and in the embalming practice. Associate members will pay a reduced subscription.

    They will however be eligible to attend meetings except where the Association deems it inappropriate due to the nature of business under discussion.

  3. Benefits of Membership

    Apart from the professional standing in being a Member, PEAI members receive extensive professional and personal benefits.

    • Professional standing – membership indicates a level of professionalism at par with other similar organisations. Applicants are expected to meet certain requirements before being accepted into the Association.
    • Professional advancement– access to information on the latest advancements and procedures including developments in the industry
    • Receive the PEAI Certificate of Membership provided that you continue to comply with the PEAI Code of Ethics
    • Networking opportunities – National and European based
    • Peer support program
    • PEAI email to keep you up to date with current events in the industry
    • Safety Information: Embalming Chemicals (Biocides) and Mortuary Standards
    • Information and Updates on Work Safety Trainings and Regulations
    • Opportunity to attend Trainings, Seminars and Conference at Member rates
    • Access to the PEAI website for updates with what’s happening within the PEAI and the industry
    • Access to the PEAI Facebook page
    • Dedicated online support and interactive website
  4. PEAI Membership Fees

    PEAI Membership Fees ( 2013 )
    Full Membership…………….…. € 150
    Student Membership………….. € 100
    Associate Membership…….….. € 120
    Honorary Membership………… Awarded

  5. Application Forms To Download
    Types of Membership
    Full Membership Application Form
    Full Membership Guidelines
    Student Membership Application Form
    Student Membership Guidelines
    Associate Membership Application Form
    Associate Membership Guidelines
    Honorary Membership Guidelines
  6. Guide to Applicants with qualifications earned outside Ireland

    Applicants must:

    1. Satisfy the board that their qualifications are suitable for Full Membership,
    2. Supply the board with a transcript of records and/or course contents and description,
    3. Supply a copy of a Certificate of Registration or Course Completion,
    4. Supply a summary of ten recent (within 12 months) embalming procedures performed,
    5. Successfully complete an Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) with a board appointed examiner or observer
    6. Successfully complete a Theoretical Examination conducted by the board in a case where the applicant’s course did not involve a final theoretical examination.