Continuing Education

Beginning July 1, 2006, and each year thereafter, each applicant for renewal of a funeral director or embalmer license in Oklahoma shall submit the renewal fee and documentation as prescribed by the Board of each continuing education course the licensee attended during the year. Every licensed funeral director, and/or licensed embalmer, shall attend a minimum of six (6) contact hours during each calendar year before their annual license renewal. One (1) contact hour shall be construed as 50 minutes of learning activity. One (1) contact hour is required in ethics. Two (2) contact hours are required in person. A total of six (6) contact hours may be carried over from the previous year. 

Each continuing education provider and the course shall be approved by the: Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (the Academy).

The Board shall not charge duplicate fees to review provider applications or courses approved by the Academy or the funeral licensing boards of Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Missouri.
A licensee may not receive credit for repeating the same course during the same calendar year.
Individuals issued original or reciprocal licenses shall complete the continuing education requirements in the first full calendar year following the issuance of an originator reciprocal license.

For more information, contact Dustin B. Pierce, Executive Director at:

Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association
6801 N. Broadway, Suite 212 / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
(405) 843-0730 / Fax (405) 479-8485

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Oklahoma Funeral Board
3700 N. Classen Blvd. Suite 175
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118
(405) 522-1790

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