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Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

Funeral Homes Affected by Flood, please click here

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.

License Renewal  Available (October 1 – December 31).

Renew License

**NEW – Frequently Asked Questions

** SANCTIONS issued by the Board; Please refer to the “Notifications” tab above

Consumer / Licensee Mission Statement

What test should I take? Clarification of the tests click here for test descriptions

Louisiana State Board Exam Information for the LRR and SBE

LA State Law Exam Study Guide – click here for the LRR study guide only

Reciprocating to Louisiana? Detailed information located under “Forms” for Temporary License

For the NBE 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

Please feel free to visit the “Contact Us” section to leave any comments or suggestions. You can use this section to ask any questions or request information.

Consumers: Your Rights When Buying Funeral Goods & Services – FTC Information

Consumers: Shopping For Funeral Services – FTC Information

Public records request – please contact the office for information – 504.838.5109