Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

Renewal Application Request


Embalmer and Funeral Director licensees were mailed post card notices at the beginning of March, 2014. Licensee's have the option of renewing on line or requesting a paper renewal notice.

It is recommended that everyone submit their renewals by May 1, 2014 to allow processing time.

Any licensee whose license has not renewed by May 31, 2014 deadline cannot 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 May 31, 2014.

To renew online please go to You will be required to have your PIN number (printed on your renewal form) and will be charged a convenience fee. IF you have misplaced your PIN number, you can request such in writing from the board office.

To request a 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.

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.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Background Check Fees Increase Effective November 1, 2013

The board has been notified that effective November 1, 2013 the fees for background checks will increase from $10 to $11.

Statute/Rule Book Publication Available

The board has published a new statute/rule book publication. An electronic version has been mailed to each licensee.

Additionally, the document can be accessed under the "Statutes & Rules" tab on the right side of the home page.


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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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.