§ 5-33.2-6. Qualifications of funeral director/embalmers.
A funeral director or embalmer's license shall be issued only to individuals, and no corporation, partnership, association, limited-liability company, or organization shall be entitled to obtain the license. In order to be entitled to a funeral director/embalmer's license, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
(1) Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
(2) Be a citizen of the United States or have lawful entry into the country;
(3) Show to the satisfaction of the division that he or she is of good moral character;
(4) Be a high school graduate or its equivalent;
(5) Have graduated from a school of mortuary science accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Inc.;
(6) Have at least an associate degree or the equivalent of sixty (60) semester hours from an approved college or university or be currently enrolled in a school accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Inc.;
(7) Have completed a registered funeral director/embalmer internship;
(8) Have satisfactorily passed the funeral director and embalmer portions of the written examination of the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards;
(9) Have satisfactorily passed a practical examination that the board deems proper to ascertain his or her efficiency and qualifications to engage in the business of funeral directing and embalming;
(10) All individuals holding an embalmer and/or funeral director license on November 1, 1995, will be automatically issued a funeral director/embalmer license upon payment of the required annual license renewal fee; and
(11) The name and title of at least the funeral director/embalmer registered with the department as the licensee in charge of the funeral establishment or funeral establishment branch, shall appear in all printed advertising.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 255, § 2.)