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Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

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Contact Kim Michel; email – or phone 504.838.5109 or 504.330.6864 – communication with the Governor’s office and AG has been made re some issues.  The information will be posted/distributed as soon as possible.


STAY HOME ORDER – Governor Edwards  

Full Proclamation

For PPE;




JBE 2020-30 Proclamation COVID-19

COVID 19 Decedent Care

COVID 19 OSHA Death Care

COVID 19 Guidance for Businesses

COVID 19 Best Remedy

COVID 19 & You

COVID 19 – Environmental cleaning disenfecting

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.

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.

Email:  – Executive Director – Administrative Coordinator IV – Inspector

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 or email at

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; or  Committee on Health & Welfare; LA House of Representatives, P.O. Box 94062, Baton Rouge, LA 70804;  (225) 342-7259; s-h&   Committee on Health & Welfare; LA Senate, P.O. Box 94183, Baton Rouge, LA 70804; 225-342-9845;