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

Email:  – Executive Director – Administrative Coordinator IV – Inspector

RECENT Updates – More updates and information can be found under the Notices & Information tab above.

Frequently Asked Questions – click here

BOARD MEETING scheduled for April 13, 2021 – via Zoom ONLY

Apr 13, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

HCR71 – House Concurrent Resolution 71

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

COVID 19  latest information –  please refer to the Notices & Information tab above for previous postings
Events & Outdoor venues – Fire Marshall Open Safely
Worship Places – Fire Marshall Open Safely
Mask Order – Fire Marshall Open Safely
Proclamation 97
Proclamation 96
Proclamation 74 JBE 2020
Proclamation 75 JBE 2020
For PPE;

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.

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;