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Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

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It is with great sadness that, President Rodney McFarland, Sr., on behalf of the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and current Board Members announce the passing of:

Duplain “Pete” Rhodes, Rhodes Family Funeral Homes, New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Mr. Rhodes was currently serving as Vice-President.  He served as Secretary and Treasurer as well.

His knowledge and meticulous attention to detail during his attendance at every meeting of the Board, helped guide his fellow Board Members and colleagues to improve the quality of service to the funeral profession.

Please continue to keep the family in your prayers.

Sincerely,

Rodney McFarland, Sr. , President

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License Accounts – click here ( Establishments and Individuals)

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LICENSE SEARCH1) click on the “current licenses” link above   or                                                     2) https://app.certemy.com/public-registry/b11cf70a-  63e9-49b9-ba4f-936c27317754


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 picture) for information regarding licensing requirements for funeral homes, crematories and individuals engaged in the care and disposition of the deceased.


Email:      kmichel@lsbefd.state.la.us  – Executive Director

hpenouilh@lsbefd.state.la.us – Admin Coordinator IV

    mjdaigle@lsbefd.state.la.us – Inspector


COVID INFORMATION: Governor Proclamations listed under the Notices & Information tab https://www.lsbefd.state.la.us/notifications-sanctions/ Also visit, www.cdc.gov and la.gov 

Frequently Asked Questions – click here


License Requirement Internship Outline/Guideline Link

Temporary or License by Endorsement (Reciprocal) Link: https://www.lsbefd.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/A.Temp_.Lic_.-Appl.doc.Model_.1.no_.bgc_.example.pdf


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

Upcoming meetings

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HCR71 – House Concurrent Resolution 71

Emergency Rule for HCR71 – Publishing in June 20, 2020 State Register

PLEASE NOTE: Information requests such as public records, reinstatement, letters of verification of license for any purpose, etc., MUST be submitted in writing.  Written requests will need ample time to be researched for information to be provided.  Without a written request, information will not be distributed.


Consumer / Licensee Mission Statement

Complaint Form and Instructions


What test should I take? Clarification of the tests click here for test descriptions
Louisiana State Board Exam Information for the LRR and SBE
LRR – Study Guiderefer to the regulations tab for LA R.S. 37:831 through LA R.S. 37:885 – You may also refer to the LA Legislature website as well.

License by endorsement for 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 www.theconferenceonline.org or 479.442.7076. For accredited mortuary schools/programs, please visit the American Board of Funeral Service Education at www.abfse.org.


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 or email at  kmichel@lsbefd.state.la.us

In compliance with Act 655 of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, the Board gives notice to its licensees and applicants of their opportunity to file a complaint about board actions or procedures. You may submit such complaints to one or more of the following organizations:  LA State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, 3500 N Causeway Blvd, Suite 1232, Metairie, LA  70002; 504.838.5109; kmichel@lsbefd.state.la.us or hpenouilh@lsbefd.state.la.us  Committee on Health & Welfare; LA House of Representatives, P.O. Box 94062, Baton Rouge, LA 70804;  (225) 342-7259; s-h&w@legis.la.gov   Committee on Health & Welfare; LA Senate, P.O. Box 94183, Baton Rouge, LA 70804; 225-342-9845;  h-hw@legis.la.gov