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

Updates will be located under the “Notices and Information” tab above.

Frequently Asked Questions are located under “Notices & Information”- FAQs

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 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

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