Kansas Funeral Directors Association


Kansas Licensure Requirements

EMBALMER

-Associate of Arts degree in Mortuary Science with at least 30 semester hours in Mortuary Science at an accredited mortuary college.

-Pass the written national examination administered by the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards after earning an AA degree in mortuary science.

-Serve an apprenticeship working on a full-time basis under the supervision of a licensed Embalmer. Must be completed within two years of passing written examination.

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

-Applicant must possess not less than two years of general college education with at least 60 semester hours to include:

            6 semester hours in Social Science
            4 semester hours in Natural Science
            6 semester hours in Humanities
            2 semester hours in Business
            2 semester hours in Fine Arts
            40 semester hours of applicants choice

-Serve an apprenticeship as a licensed Assistant Funeral Director for no less than one year under the supervision of a licensed Kansas Funeral Director working on a full-time basis. Applicant must interview successfully with the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts at conclusion of apprenticeship.

-Pass a written examination administered by the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts. 

Assistant Funeral Director

Applicant must:
- be at least 17 years of age
- be of good moral character, capable or trustworthy

- be a graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent thereof

- successfully complete examination

- be approved by the State Board of Mortuary Arts
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer must complete 12 hours of approved continuing education every two years.

Up to six hours of continuing education credit can be carried over to the licensees next licensing period if the credit is reported to the Board of Mortuary Arts before the expiration of the licensees current licensure renewal.


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