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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 a hybrid schedule. Our goal is to have the office staffed with at least one person daily.

We 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.


          TOP NEWS          

License/Permit Renewal

Opens September 2, 2022

Please log in to your eLicense account to proceed with your License/Permit Renewal.

If you have multiple licenses, you will need to renew each one separately.

The July newsletter, RESPECT, is packed with valuable information regarding continuing education and License Renewal.

Date Change

September Board Meeting
date has been changed from September 21, 2022 to:
September 14, 2022

Revised Submission Date is August 30, 2022 for consideration at the September 14 Board Meeting


2022 Q3 filing will be available October 1, 2022, and will be due November 30, 2022.
This will be for preneed contracts sold between July 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022.

July Newsletter

The July 2022 Issue of RESPECT Quarterly Newsletter is Available


CE Provider Application
Submission Deadlines


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.



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.