Labor Day Monday

Offices will be closed on Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015.

PRENEED AGENT/FUNERAL DIRECTOR AGENT REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING RENEWED!

Applications for renewal were mailed Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to preneed agents/preneed agent funeral directors. Preneed agents were mailed post cards and funeral director agents were mailed paper renewals.

Please note that the renewal fee for this year has been reduced for preneed agents to $15 and remains $0 for preneed agent funeral directors.

Preneed agents that would like to renew online can go to https://renew.pr.mo.gov. A PIN number (printed on your renewal form ) will be required and there will be a convenience fee. If you have misplaced your PIN number, one can be requested in writing from the board office by via email to embalm@pr.mo.gov, via facsimile at (573) 751-1155, or by writing to the board's address.

An agent must have an active relationship with at least one active preneed seller in order to complete the application to renew. A registration that does not have a finalized renewal application by the November 30, 2015 date will lapse.

It is recommended to submit renewal applications by November 1, 2015 to allow processing time.

Any registrant whose registration has not been renewed by the expiration is not authorized to practice after that date until the registration 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.

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, via facsimile at (573) 751-1155, or by calling the board office at (573) 751-0813. Paper renewals will be emailed, faxed or mailed to the licensee based on the request.


REDUCED RENEWAL FEES AND SELLER PER CONTRACT REPORTING FEE CHANGES

The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors has filed emergency rules, which became effective August 21, 2015 regarding a one-time reduction of the renewal fees for preneed sellers, preneed agents, and funeral establishments.

Preneed seller renewals are being generated to licensees and the renewal applications reflect the reduced fees, which is $60. (Preneed agent renewal fees will be reduced one-time to $15 and Funeral establishment renewal fees will be reduced one-time to $75 for the upcoming renewal. Additional information will be forthcoming as that renewal cycle nears.)

Additionally, the board filed rules to reduce the seller per contract annual reporting fee for contracts executed on or after September 1, 2015 to $25 (currently $36).

For a full text of the rules, please click the links below:

20 CSR 2120-2.100 Fees (for the emergency amendment)

20 CSR 2120.2.100 Fees (for the proposed amendment)

Anyone may file a statement in support or in opposition to the proposed amendment with the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, Sandy Sebastian, Executive Director, 3605 Missouri Boulevard, PO Box 423, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0423, by facsimile at 573.751.1155 or via email to embalm@pr.mo.gov. The proposed amendment is scheduled to appear in the Missouri Register on September 15, 2015. To be considered, comments must be received within thirty (30) days after publication of this notice in the Missouri Register.


PRENEED SELLERS AND PRENEED PROVIDERS NOW RENEWING!

Applications for renewal were mailed Monday, August 25, 2015 to preneed seller and preneed provider licensees.

Please note that the seller renewal fee for this renewal period has been reduced to $60.

Preneed sellers should not submit their annual reports until after the August 31, 2015 reporting period ends.

It is recommended that preneed seller and preneed provider licensees submit renewal applications by October 1, 2015 to allow processing time.

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.

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 or by phone at (573) 751-0813. Paper renewals will be emailed, faxed or mailed to the licensee based on the request.

Portions of the seller annual report have been published in fillable format. Please click the link at the top of the page to access:

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 the seller per contract annual reporting fee will be $25 (reduced from $36) for contracts executed on or after September 1, 2015.


ATTENTION APPLICANTS

Effective March 1, 2015 the fee associated with background checks is changing from $11 to $12.
Any applications received after March 1, 2015 will require the new fee in order to be processed.
If you have any questions, please contact the board office at embalm@pr.mo.gov or (573) 751-0813.


Exam Administration Updates Announced

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (The Conference) has announced some exam administration updates that will become effective January 2016. The information relating to the updates can be found in The Conference’s press release dated June 1, 2015.

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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.