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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 above the banner (landscape photo) for information regarding licensing requirements for funeral homes, crematories and individuals engaged in the care and disposition of the deceased.  Additional information can be found below.


Board Members; from left to right, Juan Joseph, Willie Davis, Rev. Shelton Dixon, Rev. Rodney McFarland, Gregory McKneely, Maurice Southall, Louis Charbonnet, Stephen Boudreaux, and Terry Luneau.  

Boards and Commissions information and LA R.S. 37:832, LA R.S. 37:839 and LA R.S. 37:840

 Notices and Information tab above – scroll to Notifications and Recent Updates

Email:  – Executive Director –  Executive Assistant


Consumer/Licensee Mission Statement

ADA -Americans with Disabilities ACT – Information / Forms


Inspection Notice and Report Checklist

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Frequently Asked Questions – click here

Archived agendas and minutes can be found under Notices and Information, see tab above the banner.

Upcoming meetings:

Please check the calendar to the right of the page for upcoming events.  
Zoom is utilized for continuing education only for licensees that may be unable or choose not to attend meetings in person.  

Board Meeting:  March 7, 2023                Agenda: 
Time: Mar 7, 2023 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Laws & Rules Committee Meeting:  March 8, 2023     Agenda:  

Time: Mar 8, 2023 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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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

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