Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

Renewal Application Request

Fillable Preneed Seller Annual Report Sections H-S

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Fillable Preneed Seller Report - Supplemental Pages 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A and 8A

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Preneed Sellers, Preneed Providers, Preneed Agents/Funeral Director Agents Now Renewing!

Applications for renewal were mailed Monday, August 25, 2014 to preneed sellers, preneed providers and preneed agents. THERE WERE NO POST CARDS MAILED TO PRENEED AGENTS as in past years, although on line renewal remains an option. Agents that would like to renew online can go to 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.

Letters accompanying the paper forms were mailed to all agents notifying them of a change in the renewal date as a result of a rule amendment. The revision of the renewal deadline affected a change in the expiration date of their current registration from October 31, 2014 to November 30, 2014. The letters included a blue card for each registered agent/seller relationship to post to their existing agent licenses reflecting the date change for this year.

Letters were also mailed to all preneed sellers notifying them of the above to make them aware of the change in the expiration date and to ensure the cards are posted to the licenses displayed.

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.

Preneed sellers should not submit their annual reports until after the August 31, 2014 reporting period ends.

It is recommended that preneed seller and preneed provider licensees submit renewal applications by October 1, 2014 and agents/funeral director agents submit renewal applications by November 1, 2014 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 (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 or via facsimile at (573) 751-1155. Paper renewals will be emailed, faxed or mailed to the licensee based on the request.

Additional information regarding a fillable seller annual report will be published soon. A Govdelivery message will go out when it's been added to our website. To ensure you receive that and future messages from the board, please go to the board's website, click on "Get Embalmers & Funeral Directors News" and sign up.

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

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.

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