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Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors


The board was formed in 1914 under legal citation R.S. 37:832 for the purpose of regulating embalmers, funeral homes, funeral directors, individuals engaged in the care and disposition of the deceased and handling consumer complaints.

Follow the links for information regarding licensing requirements for funeral homes and individuals engaged in the care and disposition of the deceased. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

TESTING information, please contact the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board (ICFSEB) at or 479.442.7076. For accredited mortuary schools/programs, please visit the American Board of Funeral Service Education at

LOUISIANA STATE BOARD EXAM IS NOW IN EFFECT;  please see the detailed instructions for scheduling the exam outlined under the “Notifications” tab above.

Online renewals for Embalmers and Funeral Directors will be available October 1 through December 31.