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Licensing Boards and Requirements

International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
1885 Shelby Lane
Fayetteville, AR 72704-5265
Phone: 479-442-7076
Fax: 479-442-7090
Website: www.cfseb.org
Email: info@theconferenceonline.org

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards administers national and state board exams. See below for state-specific information.

The information on this page is subject to change without notice; students should contact their state board for specific requirements.

State Funeral Service Boards and Licensing Requirements
As of April 5, 2011


Alabama Board of Funeral Service
770 Washington Ave., Ste 226
Montgomery, AL 36130-0001
Phone: 334-242-4049
Fax: 334-353-7988
Web: www.fsb.alabama.gov

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer High School and mortuary college No CE requirements 2 years before exam
Funeral Director High School No CE requirements 2 years before exam

 

Alaska Div. of Occupational Licensing
Mortuary Science Section
PO Box 110806 J
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: 907-465-2695
Fax: 907-465-2974
Email: license@alaska.gov 
Web: http://commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/Morticians.aspx

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer Graduation from an accredited mortuary college No CE requirements 1 year under licensed embalmer
Funeral Director 30 semester hours from a college or university No CE requirements 1 year under funeral director licensed in Alaska

 

Arizona State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
1400 W. Washington, Ste 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-3095
Fax: 602-542-3093
Email: pat.keith@azfuneralboard.us 
Web: www.azfuneralboard.us 

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer High school and mortuary college; pass national exam

12 hours per year

1 year after school
Funeral Director High school and mortuary college; one year embalmer licensure and experience; pass national board exam

12 hours per year

1 year after school

 

Arkansas State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors
Department of Public Health
101 E Capitol, Ste 113
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-0574
Fax: 501-682-0575
Email: fdemb@mail.state.ar.us 
Web: www.arkansas.gov/fdemb/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer High School and mortuary college 6 hours per year 1 year before, during or after school
Funeral Director High School 6 hours per year 2 years, except with mortuary school, then one year before during, or after school

 

California Cemetery & Funeral Bureau
1625 N. Market Blvd, Ste. S-208
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: 916-574-7870
Fax: 916-928-7988
Email: emailcfb@dca.ca.gov
Web: www.cfb.ca.gov

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer High school plus a degree in Mortuary Science No CE requirements Two years before, during or after mortuary college
Funeral Director Associate of Arts or equivalent (any subject) No CE requirements

 

Colorado Funeral Directors Association (CFDA)
P.O. Box 631664
Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-1664
Phone: 303-791-2336
Fax: 720-395-2609
Email: mail@cfdaascentmeetings.com
Web: www.cofda.org

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer No current licensing requirements; however, active voluntary certification program No CE requirements Contact the Colorado FDA at www.cofda.org for more information
Funeral Director No current licensing requirements; however, active voluntary certification program No CE requirements Contact the Colorado FDA at www.cofda.org for more information

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Embalming/Funeral Directors Licensure
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0438
Phone: 860-509-7648
Fax: 860-509-8457
Email: oplc.dph@po.state.ct.us
Web: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=388894&dphNav_GID=1830

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer High school plus associate degree in mortuary science (must pass the national board) 6 hours per year One year; over 50 human bodies embalmed under direct supervision
Funeral Director High school plus associate degree in mortuary science (must pass the national board) 6 hours per year One year; over 50 human bodies embalmed under direct supervision

 

Delaware Board of Funeral Service
Canon Building, Ste 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904-2467
Phone: 302-739-4522
Fax: 302-739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

Web: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/funeralservices/index.shtml

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director High school plus the equivalent of an associate degree from an ABFSE accredited postsecondary institution to earn a total of at least 60 semester credit hours. 10 hours per 2 years One year after school

 

District of Columbia Board of Funeral Directors
District of Columbia Board of Funeral Directors
Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-442-4339
Fax: 202-442-4320
Email: kevin.cyrus@dc.gov 
Web: www.dcra.dc.gov

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director High school plus 2 years mortuary college 6 hours per year or 12 hours per two years One year after school

 

Florida Dept. of Financial Services
Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
P.O. Box 6100
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6100
Phone: 850-413-3039
Web: www.fldfs.com/FuneralCemetery 

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer High school and 12-month mortuary college program 12 hours per 2 years + HIV/AIDS Course One year after school
Funeral Director High school plus associate degree in mortuary science; must pass national board exam 12 hours per 2 years + HIV/AIDS Course One year after school

 

Georgia Board of Funeral Service
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA 31217-3805
Phone: 478-207-1462
Fax: 866-888-8026
Web: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/25

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer and/or Funeral Director High school plus mortuary college (12 months); must pass national board exam and state laws exam for funeral directors 10 hours per 2 years 18 months before or after school

 

Hawaii Sanitation Branch
Dept. of Health
591 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813-4921
Phone: 808-586-8000
Fax: 808-586-4729

Web: http://www.shopohawaii.org/State-Board-of-Directors

 

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer Must meet one of three qualifications; one year of practical experience and graduation from a recognized school of embalming; or two years practical experience under registered embalmer in state and completion of four-year high school; or five years practical experience under registered embalmer. No CE requirements N/A

 

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing
Owyhee Plaza
1109 Main St, Ste 220
Boise, ID 83702-5653
Phone: 208-334-3233
Fax: 208-334-3945
Email: ibol@ibol.idaho.gov
Web: http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=MOR

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Mortician Two years college plus mortuary college. 60 semester credits in college 8 hours per year One year before or after school
Funeral Director Two years of college plus 15 semester credit hours or the equivalent from a mortuary college. 8 hours per year One year before or after school

 

Illinois Professional Services Section
Dept. of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62786-0002
Phone: 217-785-0800
Fax: 217-782-7645
Web: http://www.idfpr.com/profs/info/FunDirEmb.asp

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director and Embalmer 30 semester hours of college credit plus mortuary college or associate or bachelor's degree in mortuary science

12 hours for Funeral Directors

24 hours per two years for Funeral Director/Embalmer

One year after school

 

Indiana State Board of Funeral & Cemetery Service
402 W. Washington St., Rm E034
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-3031
Fax: 317-232-2312
Email: pla12@pla.in.gov
Web: www.state.in.us/pla/funeral.htm

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director or Embalmer One year college plus mortuary college 10 hours per 2 years One year after school

 

*Iowa Board of Mortuary Science
Iowa Dept. of Public Health/Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-9010
Phone: 515-281-4287
Fax 515-281-3121
Web: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/MortuaryScience.aspx

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director Student must have a minimum of 60 semester hours as indicated on the transcript from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of 2.0 or "C" grade point and a course in mortuary science from a school accredited by the American Board of funeral Service Education. The 60 semester hours shall not include any technical or vocational mortuary science courses. 24 hours per 2 years One year after school

 

Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts
700 S.W. Jackson, Ste 904
Topeka, KS 66603-3733
Phone: 785-296-3980
Fax: 785-296-0891
Email: boma1@ksbma.ks.gov
Web: www.accesskansas.org/ksbma/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer Associate degree in mortuary science; must pass national board exam after earning degree 12 hours per 2 years Within 2 years after passing examination
Funeral Director 60 semester hours from a college or university (20 of which are defined by state board); must pass state board exam after apprenticeship

12 hours per 2 years

One year prior to taking board exam

 

Kentucky Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors
8412 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242-3044
Phone: 502-426-4589
Fax: 502-426-4117
Email: letriciar.chandler@ky.gov 
Web: http://www.kbefd.ky.gov

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director High school

Minimum of 12 hours every two years. Minimum of 6 CE hrs. shall be in a live, interactive, in-person format.

Three consecutive years
Embalmer High school plus associate degree in Mortuary Science Minimum of 12 hours every two years. Minimum of 6 CE hrs. shall be in a live, interactive, in-person format. One year before or after school

 

Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors
P.O. Box 8757
Metairie, LA 70011
Phone: 504-838-5109
Fax: 504-838-5112
Email: labefd@ix.netcom.com
Web: www.lsbefd.state.la.us

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director High school plus 30 semester hours college 4 hours per year Apprenticeship must be served after completing 30 semester hour requirement. 1 year of apprenticeship may be served prior to entering school.
Embalmer High school plus mortuary science program of 15 months 4 hours per year Apprenticeship must be served after completing 30 semester hour requirement. 1 year of apprenticeship may be served prior to entering school.

 

Maine Board of Funeral Service
Dept. of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Funeral Service
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: 207-624-8623
Fax: 207-624-8637
Email: Merica.a.tripp@maine.gov 
Web: http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/funeral/index.htm

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Practitioner in Funeral Service Associate degree fro two-year college; or 50 credit hours at an ABFSE accredited mortuary science college and completion of semester credit hours for good standing admission in of the second year class of any college or university; must pass the national boards. 12 hours per 2 years One year before or after school.

 

Maryland State Board of Morticians
4201 Patterson Ave., 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21215-2222
Phone: 410-764-4792
Fax: 410-358-6571
Email: artyra@dhmh.state.md.us
Web: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bom/SitePages/Home.aspx

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Combination Funeral Director and Embalmer Associate of arts in mortuary science 12 hours per 2 years No less than 1 and no more than 2 years.

 

Massachusetts Board of Embalming and Funeral Service
239 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02114-2130
Phone: 617-727-1718
Fax: 617-727-1627
Email: kim.m.scully@state.ma.us
Web: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/em/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director and Embalmer High school plus mortuary college; pass national board exam 8 hours per year Two years before or after school.

 

*Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science
P.O. Box 30018 Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-373-8376
Fax: 517-373-2162
Email: bcslic@michigan.gov
Web: www.michigan.gov/mortuaryscience

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Mortuary Science License

Applicants for Mortuary Science licenses are required to have completed not less than 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours.

For more information contact MI Dept. of Licensing.

No CE requirements One year after completion of mortuary college requirement; contact state board for additional requirements.

 

Minnesota Department of Health
Mortuary Science Section

85 E. Seventh Pl., Suite 300 P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone 651-201-3829
Fax: 651-201-3839
Email: david.benke@health.state.mn.us
Web: www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hpsc/mortsci/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Mortuary Science License Bachelor of Science degree graduation from an accredited school of mortuary science 12 hours per 2 years One year

 

Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service
3010 Lakeland Cove, Suite W
Flowood, MS 39232-9709
Phone: 601-932-1973
Fax 601-932-1901
Email: funeral_board@msbfs.state.ms.us
Web: www.msbfs.ms.gov

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Service License High school plus 12 months mortuary college No CE Requirements One year before or after school
Funeral Director High school or equivalent No CE Requirements Two years

 

Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
P.O. Box 423
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0423
Phone: 573-751-0813
Fax: 573-751-1155
Email: embalm@pr.mo.gov
Web: http://pr.mo.gov/embalmers.asp

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer High school plus mortuary college No CE Requirements One year
Funeral Director High school plus one year of mortuary college No CE Requirements One year

 

Montana Board of Funeral Service
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59601-4168
Phone: 406-841-2300
Fax: 406-841-2305
Email: dlibsdfnr@mt.gov 
Web: http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/fnr_board/board_page.asp

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Mortician's License Two years of college plus mortuary college 6 hours per year or 12 hours per 2 years One year after school

 

*Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services Regulation & Licensure
P.O. Box 94986 301 Centennial Mall
South Lincoln, NE 68509-2529
Phone: 402-471-2117
Fax: 402-471-3577
Email: rita.watson@nebraska.gov
Web: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_fun_funestab.aspx

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director and Embalmer 60 semester hours of college credit including six semester hours of English, six semester hours of accounting, eight semester hours of chemistry, 12 semester hours of biological science relating to the human body, six semester hours of psychology or counseling, plus mortuary college. 16 hours per 2 years Six months before and six months after or one year after mortuary school.

 

Nevada State Funeral Board
PMB 186 4894 Lone Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Phone: 702-290-5366
Fax: 702-648-5100
Email: NVfuneralboard@sbcglobal.net
Web: http://funeral.nv.gov/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer Two years of college plus mortuary college No CE Requirements One year before or after school.

 

New Hampshire Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
6 Hazen Dr.
Concord, NH 03301-6510
Phone: 603-271-4648
Fax 603-271-5056
Email: funeralbd@dhhs.state.nh.us
Web: www.nh.gov/funeral

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director and Embalmer One year of college plus mortuary college 15 hours per two years One year before or after school.

 

New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science
P.O. Box 45009
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-504-6425
Web: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/mort/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director Two years college plus one year of mortuary college 10 hours per 2 years Two years before, during or after school (one year credit for school).

 

New Mexico State Board of Thanatopractice
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505-3260
Phone: 505-476-4970
Fax: 505-476-4665
Email: martha-gallegos@state.nm.us
Web: www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Thanatopractice.aspx

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Service Practioner License Two years of college (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of academic instruction); plus mortuary college 10 hours per NM Fiscal Year (7/1 - 6/30) One year.

 

*New York Bureau of Funeral Directing New York State Dept. of Health
875 Central Avenue
Albany NY 12206
Phone: 518-402-0785
Fax: 518-402-0784
Email: funeral@health.state.ny.us
Web: http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/funeral_director/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director 60 semester credit hours or 90 quarter credit hours from accredited funeral service institution. Must pass board exam and graduate before they are able to do apprenticeship. Must pass New York state funeral director law exam after 8 months of residency in their apprenticeship. 12 hours per 2 years One year residency after school.

 

North Carolina Board of Funeral Service
1033 Wade Avenue, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27605-1155
Phone: 919-733-9380
Fax: 919-733-8271
Email: pmburke@ncbfs.org
Web: www.ncbfs.org

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director and Embalmer Funeral Service License High school plus 32 semester hours from or graduate of a mortuary science college approved by the board 8 hours per year One year before or after school.

 

North Dakota State Board of Funeral Service
P.O. Box 161
Rugby, ND 58358-0161
Phone: 701-776-6222
Fax: 701-776-2546
Email: dmniewoehner@gondtc.com
Web: www.nd.gov/funeral/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship

Funeral Practitioner

60 semester hours at an accredited college or university plus graduation from an accredited mortuary school plus pass the national conference exam

To obtain a license by reciprocity, the requirements from another state must be as stringent as North Dakota's or more.

No CE Requirements

One year after school plus pass the state rules exam.

 

  

*Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors of Ohio
77 S. High St., 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Phone: 614-466-4252
Fax: 614-728-6825
Email: DFinfrock@funeral.ohio.gov
Web: www.funeral.ohio.gov 

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer Bachelor's degree graduate 12 month accredited mortuary school 18 hours every 2 years One year after mortuary school.
Funeral Director Bachelor's degree graduate 12 month accredited mortuary school 18 hours every 2 years One year after mortuary school or two years.

 

Oklahoma State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
4545 N Lincoln Blvd., Ste 175
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3403
Phone: 405-522-1790
Fax: 405-522-1797
Email: info@okfuneral.com
Web: www.okfuneral.com

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director and/or embalmer Minimum of 60 college hours from regionally accredited institution plus graduate from accredited mortuary college 6 hours per year One year before, during or after school.

 

Oregon State Mortuary and Cemetery Board
Portland State Office Bldg, Suite 430
800 N.E. Oregon St., Box #19
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-731-4040
Fax: 503-731-4494
Email: mortuary.board@state.or.us
Web: http://www.oregon.gov/MortCem/Pages/index.aspx

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Practitioner Associate degree No CE Requirements One year
Embalmer High school plus mortuary college No CE Requirements One year

 

*Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone 717-783-3397
Fax: 717-705-5540
Email: ST-FUNERAL@state.pa.us
Web: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_funeral_directors/12496

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director Two years of college (minimum 60 semester hours of specific courses) plus mortuary college; national board and national board state exam required for licensure 6 hours per 2 years, no distance learning One year after school.

 

Rhode Island Division of Professional Regulation
State Health Dept. Building, Room 104
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-2827
Web: http://www.health.ri.gov/lifestages/death/for/funeraldirectors/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Practitioner Associate degree No CE Requirements One year
Funeral Director and Embalmer High school plus associate degree or 60 semester hours from accredited mortuary science school: pass national board exam 5 total hours yearly, 3 hours required in OSHA Training Net less than one year before or after school.

 

South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service
Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
Synergy Business Park Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-4497
Fax: 803-896-4484
Email: rosej@llr.sc.gov
Web: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Funeral/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director and Embalmer High school plus mortuary college 3 hours per year Two years before or after school.

 

South Dakota Board of Funeral Service
132 E. Illinois, Suite 214
Spearfish, SD 57783-2163
Phone: 605-642-1600
Fax: 605-722-1006
Web: http://doh.sd.gov/boards/Funeral/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director/Embalmer Two years of college (minimum 60 semester hours of specific courses) plus mortuary college or Bachelors in Mortuary Science No CE Requirements One year before or after school.

 

Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers and Burial Services
500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Davy Crockett Twr. 2nd Fl.
Nashville, TN 37243-1204
Phone: 615-741-5062
Fax: 615-532-1903
Email: Robert.Gribble@tn.gov 
Web: www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/funeral/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer

High School plus 30 semester hours of mortuary science school, pass funeral arts section of National Board Exam

10 hours per 2 years One year
Funeral Director

High School plus 30 semester hours of mortuary science school, pass funeral arts section of National Board Exam

10 hours per 2 years Two years

 

Texas Funeral Service Commission
P.O. Box 12217
Austin, TX 78704-1738
Phone: 512-936-2474
Fax: 512-479-5064
Email: info@tfsc.state.tx.us
Web: www.tfsc.state.tx.us

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director/Embalmer High school plus mortuary college; pass national examination and state law examination 16 hours per 2 years One year after school.

 

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Phone: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
Email: doplweb@utah.gov 

Web: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/funeral_service.html

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director/Embalmer Associate degree in mortuary science from accredited school; must pass national and state law/rules exam. 20 hours per 2 years One year before or after school and include 50 embalmings.

 

Vermont Board of Funeral Service
Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Building North FL2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-2837
Fax: 802-828-2465
Email: danielle.rubalcaba@sec.state.vt.us
Web: http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/funeral/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer Graduation from an approved two-year school of funeral service or completion of not less than one academic year with 30 additional credit hours in subjects approved by the board; must pass board approved written exam and practical exam. 20 hours for funeral directors/embalmers per 2 years One year before or after school.
Funeral Director Assist in directing 30 funerals under the supervision of a licensed funeral director or embalmer; must pass board approved written exam. 10 hours for funeral directors per 2 years One year before or after school.

 

Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Dr., Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
Phone: 800-533-1560
Phone: 804-367-4479
Fax: 804-527-4413
Email: fanbd@dhp.virginia.gov
Web: www.dhp.virginia.gov/funeral/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Service Provider High School plus mortuary college 5 hours per year 18 months before or after school.

 

Washington Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
P.O. Box 9012
Olympia, WA 98507-9012
Phone: 360-664-1555
Fax: 360-570-7098
Email: funerals@dol.wa.gov.
Web: www.dol.wa.gov/business/funeralcemetery 

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Embalmer 60 semester hours of college including mortuary college 10 hours per 2 years Two years training under a licensed embalmer.
Funeral Director Associate of arts degree in mortuary science or completed a course not less than two years in an accredited college 10 hours per 2 years One year training under a licensed funeral director.

 

West Virginia Board of Funeral Service Examiners
179 Summers St., Ste. 305
Charleston, WV 25301-2131
Phone: 304-558-0302
Fax: 304-558-0660
Email: wvfuneralboard@hotmail.com
Web: www.wvfuneralboard.com/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director/Embalmer At least 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university and a diploma or certificate from an accredited mortuary science school. 3 hours every 2 years of general funeral service education and 4 hours
every 2 years of occupational safety or health-related traning
One year before or after school.

 

Wisconsin Dept. of Safety and Professional Services
PO Box 8935
1400 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Phone: 608-266-5511
Fax: 608-267-3816
Web: http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Funeral-Directors-Examining-Board-Main-Page

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director Two years of college, including six semester hours of English and speech; 15 hours of natural science; 13 hours in business studies; 12 hours of social science; 14 hours in electives; plus mortuary college. 15 hours per 2 years One year before or after mortuary school; must have one year of college.

 

++Wyoming State Board of Embalming
1800 Carey Ave., 4th Floor Cheyenne, WY 82002-0001
Phone: 307-777-5403
307-707-3508
Email: vskora@state.wy.us
Web: http://plboards.state.wy.us/embalmers/

Type of License Educational Requirements Continuing Education Requirements Apprenticeship
Funeral Director No educational instructions No CE requirements No apprenticeship
Embalming One year of college plus one year of mortuary college No CE requirements One year before or after schooling, must be served in Wyoming.

 

* An asterisk beside the state means the student must register with the state board before entering school. ++ Wyoming
Wyoming licensing note: Funeral director's license given to only one person per establishment. Other employees (embalmers or non-licensed employees) may perform the duties of a funeral director under the funeral director's/establishment license. Main licensee is responsible for their actions.