Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

Thanksgiving

Offices will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28th, 2014.

Renewal Application Request * For Preneed Agents/Funeral Director Agents


PRENEED SELLERS AND PRENEED PROVIDERS RENEWAL PERIOD ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2014

Any license that was not renewed by the deadline lapsed and the licensee is not authorized to practice until the license has been renewed.

To obtain the forms necessary to renew, please contact the board office at embalm@pr.mo.gov or (573) 751-0813.


PRENEED AGENTS/FUNERAL DIRECTOR AGENTS RENEWING UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2014

A preneed agent must have an active relationship with at least one active preneed seller in order to complete the application to renew. A license that does not have a finalized renewal application by the November 30, 2014 date will lapse.

Any licensee whose license has not been renewed by the expiration is not authorized to practice after that date until the license has been renewed by the board. Submission of the renewal form and fee does not constitute renewal or grant the ability to practice after the expiration date (October 31, 2014 for preneed sellers and preneed providers and November 30, 2014 for preneed agents/funeral director agents).

To request a duplicate paper renewal notice, please click the button at the top of the page or contact the board office at embalm@pr.mo.gov or via facsimile at (573) 751-1155. Paper renewals will be emailed, faxed or mailed to the licensee based on the request.


Exam Fee Increases Announced

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (The Conference) has announced examination fee increases that become effective January 1, 2014. The information relating to the fee changes can be found at http://www.theconferenceonline.org/

Additionally, the Missouri law (MO-LRR) examination fee will increase to $140 on the same date.


Important Notice to Embalmer Applicants

As of August 28, 2011, the oral examination requirement for embalmer licensure has been removed from the statutes. If you are currently in the process of obtaining an embalmer's license, you will not need to sit for an oral examination.


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Notice - FTC

The Federal Trade Commission and the board have agreed to settle FTC allegations regarding restrictions and prohibitions on the sale of funeral merchandise or caskets.

Click HERE for more information.