Morticians & Funeral Directors
The Board issues the following credentials pertaining to practice to:
“Apprentice” means an individual licensed by the Board who assists a licensed mortician or funeral director in the practice of mortuary science or funeral direction, under direct supervision of a licensed mortician or funeral director.
“Courtesy card” means a license issued by the Board to licensed practitioners of mortuary science in other states, to make a removal of a dead human body in this State and to return the body to another state or country, to return dead bodies from another state or country to this State, to fill out the family history portion of the death certificate, and to sign the death certificate in the holder’s capacity as a licensed practitioner of mortuary science.
“Funeral director” means an individual who is licensed by the Board to practice all aspects of mortuary science except for embalming.
“Mortician” means an individual who practices mortuary science.
“Surviving spouse” means the legal widow or widower of a licensed funeral director or licensed mortician, whose license was in good standing at the time of death, and who at the time of death, wholly or partly owned and operated a mortuary science business.
Please consult the Board’s website for applicable statutes and regulations.