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.
You may renew your establishment renewal here. Log on using the establishment license number and the last 4 digits of the registered phone number. Establishment licenses must be renewed separately. Please send a list of all licensed individuals affiliated with your establishment to the board office by 7/31/2018.
You may renew one or several individual licenses in one transaction. Log on using the license holders license number the last 4 digits of their social security number. Don’t forget to send any declared CE’s to the Board office.
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, not to exceed $600
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 July Board meeting will be on July 10, 2018 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites 40 Chenault Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601. The deadline for this upcoming meeting is June 29, 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 September exams is August 1st. Any reciprocal wishing to take the September 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.