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Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

MISSION:  The Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors was formed in 1914 under legal citation R.S. 37:831 for the purpose of regulating funeral establishments, crematory authorities, embalmer and funeral directors, funeral directors and retort operators who are engaged in the care and disposition of the deceased in order to protect the public, safety, and welfare.  Mission Note

CONSMER ALERT Notice: FTC – Imposters prey on families preparing for the funeral of a loved one.

Shopping for Funeral Services             Paying Final Respects

FTC Consumer Information       Consumer Information

  Complaint Form and Instructions


License statistics for Louisiana – Funeral establishments  = 418   Crematory authority = 43                Embalmer and funeral director = 819    Funeral director = 467    Retort operator = 261

Internship Guideline

Follow the links above the banner (landscape photo) for information regarding licensing requirements for funeral establishments, 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 for more information and FAQs

Email:  – Executive Director –  Executive Assistant

ADA -Americans with Disabilities ACT – Information / Forms

Inspection Notice and Report Checklist

Log in or create your account via Certemy link above. Click forgot password for new log in credentials; create account, update info, upload documents and renew.  Certemy help; or 866.907.4088

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.  
Meetings are open to the public for personal attendance and virtual. Please use links below for virtual attendance. Agendas will be posted and available prior to the meetings.

Board Meeting:  October 10, 2023  9:00 AM – Join via link below;


Meeting Link – Beginning of Meeting (meeting will end upon motion for Executive Session) Re-join meeting via link below


Meeting Link – Re-Join – After Executive Session


LSBEFD Laws & Rules Committee meeting:  October 11, 2023  10:00 AM               Join via link;  



Public records request – please submit a request, preferably in writing, by USPS mail, Fax or email to

Public Records Request Information – Law excerpt and Fees for copies