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Licensure Exam

Apprenticeship Test Information

The Board exams are offered bi-monthly. The exam application can be found on the Forms​ page. The applications are due by the exam deadline listed on the calendar.  The calendar can be found on the main page. When your apprenticeship is complete, it is the apprentice's responsibility to apply to take their state board exams. If you have questions about your eligibility, you may call the office. For consideration, all exam applications must have required paperwork and payment prior to the exam application deadline.

The following must be included in the packet:

  • Complete, typed exam application
  • Check for appropriate amount ($100.00 for single license, $200.00 for dual license)
  • Picture of apprentice
  • Copy of High School transcript/diploma
  • Official copy of College hours/degree
  • Official copy of National Board scores (if taken)

According to 201 KAR 15:040 section 1 (4)(a), The Board may accept the results of the examination prepared and administered by the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and the results of an oral examination on the subject of embalming administered by one (1) or more members of the Board in lieu of the written examination for embalmer's license administered by the Board.

"The Compend of Funeral Services" is a good study guide for those who are taking the entire written Funeral Director's exam and/or the written Embalmer's exam.

The Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will provide reasonable modification in the administration of all licensure exams for qualified individuals with disabilities. The qualified individual with a disability shall submit, to the Board, documentation from an appropriate professional verifying limitations imposed by his/her disability. The individual with the disability shall request the effective modification.​