PROVIDERS WISHING TO PRESENT A PROGRAM
Applicants wishing to present any continuing education programs shall submit an application 45 days before the first presentation date of the program. The program must be relevant to the practice of mortuary science. Sponsors or providers of programs are responsible for submitting applications for approval. There is no application fee unless the application is submitted within 45 days of the first presentation date. This application fee is $50.00. On-going programs shall be approved biennially.
PROVIDERS WISHING TO BECOME CERTIFIED PROVIDERS
An applicant wishing to present multiple continuing education programs shall submit an application to become a certified continuing education provider instead of applying for each single program as described above. The Board will thoroughly screen such applicant to ensure that the applicant conducts quality programs. The evaluation of the provider will be based on the presenter’s educational qualifications and experience, adequate resources, past performances, and general program content. The fee for becoming a certified provider is $150.00. Certification must be renewed annually.
BOARD’S POWER TO REVOKE PROVIDER’S CERTIFICATION
The Board has the authority to revoke the certification of a continuing education provider immediately if the Board determines that the provider can not deliver quality programs. The Board may consider reinstatement of certification if the applicant can show cause for reinstatement, by providing proof of qualifications and documentation of improvement. Reinstatement of certification is $250.00.
An application for a Certified Continuing Education Provider can be obtained by clicking the pdf icon to the right of the document below.
|Application for Certified Continuing Education Provider
Licensed Funeral directors and embalmers must attend approved continuing education programs as a prerequisite to license renewal. A funeral director or embalmer must obtain 3 hours every 2 years of general funeral service education and 4 hours every 2 years of occupational safety or health-related training. As of April 1, 2023, one of the General hours must be in Ethics.
Funeral directors and embalmers may get 1/4 of required continuing education credits through pre-approved audio or video programs.
Emeritus licensees are exempt from attending continuing education programs. Emeritus licensees are defined as funeral directors over age 65 who have been licensed for a minimum of 10 years.