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ARPPS: Protecting the Consumer 2021 Quarter 1 Reporting Due May 31, 2021For contracts sold between January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021

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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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(This does not pertain to Licensees)

CE Provider Applications must be submitted to the Board no less than 10 business days prior to the Board Meeting in which you are seeking approval.

Since programs are not approved retroactively, be sure to apply for approval at least 1 month in advance of your event.


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December 1, 2021 December 15, 2021

Printing of License Certificates Delayed

The State of Ohio Boards and Agencies have been experiencing technical difficulties with internal printing since Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Please be aware that these issues are having a direct impact on our ability to produce printed copies of license certificates
and other important documents which you may be waiting for.

We apologize for the delay and will restart production as soon as possible once the issues are resolved.

Thank you for your patience.


June Issue of RESPECT Quarterly Newsletter



Pocket Cards for License Renewals

If you submitted your 2021-2022 Compliance Period License Renewals between February 10, 2021 and April 15, 2021
then you should have received your Pocket Renewal Card(s) in May.
This batch was mailed April 27, 2021
With the possible delay of mail being processed by the USPS,
it may take longer to receive your cards than expected.

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

Pocket Cards for licenses renewed after April 15, 2021 and during the extension period will arrive in the mail at a later date.


Mailing Address and Email Address Changes

It is the responsibility of the Licensee to make all INDIVIDUAL mailing address and email address changes via your eLicense dashboard.
The Board does not typically make those changes for you.
These addresses are extremely important as they are used when we send you communications.

Please see the yellow sidebar on page 3 of the June 2021 Newsletter "RESPECT" for instructions.


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.