Letter from FTC regarding Funeral Industry Practices can be found on the Laws & Regulations tab

Welcome to the Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

This agency consists of 5 Board members, 3 office staff, and 1 inspector. The Board includes four licensed funeral directors and embalmers and one public (consumer) member. Their objective is to prescribe the standards of efficiency for those who are engaged in the practice of funeral directing and embalming.

The Board adopts, promulgates and enforces regulations for the transaction of its business, the management of its affairs, and the promotion of the educational standards of the profession, as it considers expedient and consistent with KRS Chapter 316.

The Board is self-supporting through fees assessed for professional licensure. The agency receives no general fund tax appropriation.


                                                       New Regulation Notice!!!!!

As of November 17, 2017, the following Kentucky Administrative Regulations have been approved:

201 KAR 15:110(11) has been deleted.

201 KAR 15:030 addresses continuing education sponsor programs, document processing fees, and Level II apprenticeship fees. Licensure fees have NOT been increased.

Please be advised of the following fee changes:

Continuing Education Sponsor Application: $150 per program

Level II Apprentice Application: $50 per licensure type

Processing Fee: $25 (includes any actions not covered by other established statues or regulations such as national exams scores, out-of-state verifications, name changes, etc.)

Individual and Establishment Licensure fees have NOT increased.

Board Meeting Deadline

The September Board meeting will be on September 18, 2018 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites 40 Chenault Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601. The deadline for this upcoming meeting is September 5, 2018. Please make sure that all paperwork is typed and everything is included in the packet when mailed to the Board office. If the forms are not typed or complete you will not be put on the agenda.

The deadline for the October exams is August 31st. Any reciprocal wishing to take the October exam must meet with the board at a regularly scheduled board meeting. See website or contact the Board office for more information.

 All exam applications MUST be typed when submitted to the Board office with all required documents included. If the applications are not typed, the Board office will mark the packet incomplete and you will not be placed on the exam list to be approved by the Board. Everyone taking the Exam will receive a letter with the time, date and location of the exam.