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Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

Follow the links, above the banner, for information regarding licensing requirements for funeral homes, crematories and individuals engaged in the care and disposition of the deceased.

 

Staff email – additional information can be found under “About Us” – Staff

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

hpenouilh@lsbefd.state.la.us  – Administrative Coordinator III

    mjdaigle@lsbefd.state.la.us – Inspector

 


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.


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 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 dalexander@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