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To comply with recommendations of the Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), the office staff of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors are currently working remotely until further notice.

While the staff is temporarily away from the office, we will continue to perform the business of the Board. Email is the recommended means of communication and will be monitored during the Board office's regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Please email the Board at for assistance.

We ask your patience and understanding during these rapidly changing times.


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Verify Your Personal Email Address

The main form of communication between the Board and Licensees is through your Personal Email Address.

Please log in to your eLicense account to verify that your Personal Email Address is correct.



CE Audit is Underway

The 2019-2020 CE Audit was initiated on October 1, 2021.
Email notifications were sent to holders of Embalmer and/or Funeral Director licenses who were randomly selected to participate.

The Board has been informed that some notices were discovered in Spam or Junk Mail folders. 
Be sure to check your Inbox as well as your Spam or Junk Mail folder for:
Notice of Selection for a Continuing Education Audit

For Audit Instructions


Fall Newsletter

The September 2021 Issue of RESPECT Quarterly Newsletter is Available



CE Provider Application
Submission Deadlines



Pocket Cards for License Renewals

If you submitted your 2021-2022 Compliance Period License Renewals between April 16, 2021 and August 31, 2021
you should receive your Pocket Renewal Card(s) in September.
This batch was mailed September 7, 2021

All cards were mailed individually, so if you are expecting more than one card please watch for separate mailings.


You are not required to send in copies of your CE certificates unless we specifically ask for them.
It is the responsibility of each licensee to obtain Continuing Education
and retain all Certificates of Completion for four years (4)
or until the licensee submits such as proof during a random audit.

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

On April 12, 2021 FEMA will begin accepting applications for financial assistance grants.

These grants will help reimburse individuals and families for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
This federally administered program has been created to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.
The policy was finalized March 24, 2021, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide.

Some of the documentation needed by individuals and families applying for the grant may necessitate contact with funeral directors.
Please familiarize yourself with this federal program and direct all inquiries to:

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number: 844-684-6333
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA Funeral Assistance Informational Video

This program should not be confused with the State of Ohio Indigent Burial Program which is administered by the state.