Financial Examination Scope Review

At its April 25, 2018 meeting, the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors reviewed its Board Directives for Preneed Seller Financial Examinations that the board adopted in January 2016. The board has posted the scope adopted January 2016. Also available is the procedure handbook in a word format. The procedure handbook was developed following the adoption of the scope. The board is planning to review the January 2016 examination procedures at its June 13-14, 2018 meeting and is seeking comment. If interested in submitting a written comment for the board's consideration, please email to, fax to (573) 751-1155, or mail to State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, PO Box 423, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 no later than June 8, 2018.


Embalmer and funeral director licensees were mailed post card notices approximately March 1, 2018. Licensees have the option of renewing on line or requesting a paper renewal application.

Please note that the renewal fee for this year has been reduced for embalmers and funeral directors to $5.

It is recommended that everyone submit their renewals by May 1, 2018 to allow processing time.

Licensees 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 by via email to, via facsimile at (573) 751-1155, or by writing to the board's address. All relationships will need to be current with the board office prior to an online renewal. Updates must be done in writing.

To request a duplicate paper renewal notice, please click the button at the top of the page or contact the board office at, 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.

Any licensee whose license has not renewed by May 31, 2018 deadline 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 May 31, 2018.

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.

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.