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Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors

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.  Additional information regarding the members, go to “About Us” then “Members”.

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.  Additional information can be found below.


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

hpenouilh@lsbefd.state.la.us – Admin Coordinator IV

Our PAY PAL account is experiencing issues, please call, fax or email your renewal information or mail as usual.

License Account for funeral establishments, crematories,    E / U and retort operators; create your account here; https://app.certemy.com/entry/login Click forgot password for new log in credentials; create account, update info, upload documents and renew. Certemy help; 866.907.4088

Our PAY PAL account is experiencing issues, please call, fax or email your renewal information or mail as usual.

License search: https://app.certemy.com/public-registry/b11cf70a-63e9-49b9-ba4f-936c27317754


COVID INFORMATION: Governor Proclamations listed under the Notices & Information tab https://www.lsbefd.state.la.us/notifications-sanctions/ Also visit, www.cdc.gov and la.gov 

Frequently Asked Questions – click here


Temporary or License by Endorsement (Reciprocal) Link: https://www.lsbefd.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/A.Temp_.Lic_.-Appl.doc.Model_.1.no_.bgc_.example.pdf


Agendas and minutes can be found under Notices and Information, see tab above the banner.

Upcoming meetings:

Zoom meeting

Topic: Laws & Rules Committee Meeting
Time: Dec 9, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Zoom meeting.

Topic: Board Meeting
Time: Jan 11, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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HCR71 – House Concurrent Resolution 71

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

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.


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 Guide – LRR Study Guide Part 1 –       LRR Study Guide Part 2 –  LRR Study Guide Part 3


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