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Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

NOTICE:  LEGAL Information regarding Heritage Cremation Providers, online cremation services,                                                                         click here: Heritage Cremation Provider online


NOTICE:  The Board is NOT responsible for mail/packages being lost during transit from any type of carrier, especially the United States Postal Service.
Please be aware of time sensitivity when sending items to this office.

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.

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

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

Consumers: Shopping For Funeral Services – FTC Information

** PAYPAL – PLEASE NOTE:  PayPal is utilized as a convenient payment option for individual license renewals.  Although PayPal may experience technical issues, as a licensee it is your responsibility to verify that your license renewal payment has been received if you choose to use the PayPal option.  Technical problems with PayPal are beyond the control of this Board as well as the Board’s website; the Board is not responsible for payments that have not been received. The PayPal online pay option is available beginning October 1 through December 31 at which time it will be deactivated at 11:59 PM.

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