Qualification Standard

Authorising body: Ministry of Regional Development
Group of fields: Personal Care and Services
Occupation: Bereavement Counsellor
Validity of standard: from 29/6/2012
Qualification level: 5

Qualification Standard

Vocational competence Level

Development of efficient communication, support and psychological guidance for the bereaved


Knowledge of bereavement counselling values


Application of basic principles of bereavement counselling to mourning clients


Facilitation of the mourning process


Application of basic principles of interment during bereavement counselling


Defining personality qualities of a bereavement counsellor


Following entities have contributed

The qualification standard was prepared by the Sector Council for other services. It has been established and licensed for this activity by the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.


Following entities represented in the work group have contributed:

Ministry of Interior ‒ General Directorate of Fire Rescue Service CR

Ministry of Defence CR

Department of Sociology and Andragogics, Philosophical Faculty, Palacký University Olomouc

Czech Association of Traffic Accidents Victims

Civic Association The Long Way

Hospic Civic Association The Homecoming

Mobile Hospic Ondrášek, o. p. s.

Federation of Funeral Services

Funeral Home of the City of Prague

White Circle of Safety