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Education Services for Individuals Interested in Funeral Service

button A Funeral Service Professional
button Duties and Responsibilities
button Why enter a Funeral Business?
button Career Opportunities
button License Information
button License Requirements  

Information for Mortuary Science Students

button Placement Services & Pre Registration Form
(8K pdf)

button Student Guide
button Financial Aid
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Mortuary Science Programs (alphabetized)

Apprentice & Supervising Licensee Information

button Information for individuals serving or supervising both embalmer and funeral director apprenticeships concurrently 
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Information for individuals serving or supervising funeral director apprenticeships only
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Information for individuals serving or supervising embalmer  apprenticeships only
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Board policy regarding submission of quarterly progress reports
button Funeral Director Exam Information

Funeral Director & Embalmer Licensure

button License Requirements

button Funeral Directors Exam Information

button Compend Order Form   This is the form that will allow you to order the Funeral Service Compend through the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.  You will need to print and mail the form along with a check to the Dallas Institute.

button  FTC Rule: Federal Trade CommissionComplying With the Funeral Rule (to be used as one piece of information for studying purposes for applicants taking the funeral director examination and/or the Assistant Funeral Director Examination.)

Assistant Funeral Director Licensure

button License Requirements

button Assistant Funeral Director Application (pdf)
button Assistant Funeral Director Examination Application  (pdf)
button  Information on The Assistant Funeral Director Examination  (pdf)
button Assistant Funeral Director and Supervising Funeral Director information (K.S.A. 65-1717)
button Assistant Funeral Director Examination Dates
Reciprocal Licensure Information

button License Requirements

button Reciprocal License Information
button Reciprocal Licensure Application (pdf)
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Reciprocal Licensure Application-Current State    (pdf)
Crematory Operator Licensure

button License Requirements

button Crematory Operator License Application
button Crematory Operator License Memorandum
buttonCrematory Operator Transfer Application

button Application for License to Operate a Crematory

Embalmer by Endorsement Licensure

button License Requirements

buttonEmbalmer by Endorsement License Information
buttonEmbalmer by Endorsement Application (pdf)
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Embalmer by Endorsement Application-Current State (pdf)

button  A listing of all State Funeral Regulatory Boards provided by The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB)
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A listing of all Accredited Mortuary College Programs provided by The American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
button Prefinanced Funeral Agreement Report (pursuant to KAR 63-3-20) (pdf)


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A Funeral Service Professional

Works with the bereaved, providing sensitive, effective intervention during a time of emotional need.


Duties and responsibilities of a funeral service professional

Why should you enter funeral service?

Career opportunities
There is a need for trained funeral service professionals. There is a developing need for graduates who have prepared themselves for management positions in funeral service by selecting business courses as part of their college programs.


Financial Aid

Scholarship applications for Kansas residents that have already attended mortuary college for one year can be obtained through:
 Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association (KFDA)
1200 S. Kansas Avenue

P.O. Box 1904

Topeka, Kansas 66601-1904

Telephone: (785) 232-7789

Fax: (785) 232-7791

Email: kfda@kscoxmail.com

Web site: http://www.ksfda.org

Scholarship applications must be filed with the KFDA by no later than September 30th each year. All applicants must be pre-registered with the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts. Scholarships will be granted during the month of October.  For more information on KFDA scholarships: http://www.ksfda.org/educareer.htm#Scholarships


The agency responsible for the accreditation of mortuary colleges is The American Board of Funeral Service Education.

To inquire for more information, call or write:

American Board of Funeral Service Education
Robert C. Smith, III, CFSP, Executive Director

3432 Ashland Ave., Ste G
St. Joseph, MO  64506
phone: (816) 233-3747
cell:  (816) 262-0711
fax: (816) 233-3793
email: exdir@abfse.org web site: http://www.abfse.org/   Select the following for an updated directory of  ABFSE Approved Mortuary Colleges

Last Updated:  August 20, 2014


State of Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts

700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 904   -  Topeka, Kansas 66603-3733
phone:(785)-296-3980  -  fax:(785)296-0891
 -  email: boma1@ksbma.ks.gov

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