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 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):

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please direct them to Sarah Gill at
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the board office at 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 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.