FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT LICENSES NOW BEING RENEWED!

Post cards for renewal are scheduled to be mailed the week of October 2, 2017 to funeral establishments.

Please note that the renewal fee for this year has been reduced to $5.00.

Funeral Establishments 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, you can request 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.

It is recommended to submit renewal applications by December 1, 2017 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 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.


PRENEED AGENT/FUNERAL DIRECTOR AGENT REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING RENEWED!

Applications for renewal were mailed Friday, September 1, 2017 to preneed agents/preneed agent funeral directors. Preneed agents were mailed post cards and funeral director agents were mailed paper renewals.

Preneed agents that would like to renew online can go to https://renew.pr.mo.gov/renew-default.asp. 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, 2017 date will lapse.

It is recommended to submit renewal applications by November 1, 2017 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.


PRENEED SELLERS AND PRENEED PROVIDERS NOW RENEWING!

Applications for renewal were mailed Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to preneed seller and preneed provider licensees.

Please note the seller renewal fee for this renewal period is $5, in addition to the per contract fee for contracts sold during the reporting period. This information is reflected on the application forms.

Preneed sellers should not submit their annual reports until after the August 31, 2017 reporting period ends.

It is recommended that preneed seller and preneed provider licensees submit renewal applications by October 1, 2017 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.


2017 Rule Review and Public Hearings

Pursuant to Executive Order 17-03 issued by Governor Greitens the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will be holding two public hearings to accept comments on any of the board's current regulations.

These public hearings will be held at the Division of Professional Registration, 3605 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City MO 65109 on August 14, 2017 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. and August 15, 2017 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Additionally, public comments can also be submitted online or in writing via email, US mail or fax.

These comments will be accepted on an ongoing basis until October 6, 2017.


National Board Examination (NBE) Job/Task Analysis Survey

The Conference's Job/Task Analysis project yields the content outline for the NBE and is completed every 6-7 years to comply with current standards and trends affecting the funeral service industry.

The committee is underway with the project and is seeking your input as a funeral service licensee.

The survey will be available until July 7, 2017. It is most beneficial and appreciated if you can complete the entire survey.

Please feel free to share the below link with other licensees (once you click you will be provided instructions):
https://www.research.net/r/2955P39

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please direct them to Sarah Gill at exams@theconferenceonline.org.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the board office at embalm@pr.mo.gov or (573) 751-0813.


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Rule

The board was contacted by Samantha Gordon, attorney liaison for the Funeral Rule in the Federal Trade Commission's Midwest Region, asking for assistance in distributing the attached letter to our licensees regarding the funeral rule to ensure licensees have the information.

Click here for more information.


Fee Changes

Effective May 30, 2017 some of the board's fees have been reduced, including application and renewal fees for almost every license type regulated by the board. Those updates are reflected in the fee schedule located on the board's website under the sub-navigation button on the left side of the screen labeled "FEES".

Additionally, upcoming renewal fees for the 2017-2018 renewal cycle have been reduced one-time to $5.00. Each renewal application will reflect the one time reduction.

If you have questions, please contact the board office at embalm@pr.mo.gov or (573) 751-0813.


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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.