Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 33.2
Funeral Director/Embalmer and Funeral Service Establishments

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-33.2-6

§ 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.

History of Section.
P.L. 1995, ch. 255, § 2.