Last Updated: Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Contact Person: Mary Kirkham -
The Kansas State Board
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What do I need to do to get an embalmer, funeral director or assistant funeral director license in Kansas?
See Education Services, License Requirements
I am coming to Kansas from another state. Does Kansas have reciprocity?
If you are licensed in another state and either that state or yourself meet Kansas licensure requirements, you should be able to apply for reciprocal licensure. See License Requirements
Can I go to a continuing education program that has not been approved?
Any program that is offered for continuing education credit must be approved. An embalmer or funeral director can apply to have that program approved prior to the presentation of the program or as much as 60 days past the presentation. However the licensee is taking a risk that the program may not be approved. An organization should apply for an individual program at least 30 days prior to the presentation of the program.
How long will it take to get a reciprocal embalmer or funeral director license?
See License Requirements and view the appropriate section.
How can I change my address for my Embalmer and/or Funeral Director license?
To change your address you can send the current address to the board office or send the information via email.
How often does a license need to renew?
Every 2 years based on the first letter of your last name. See Agency Information and Renewal Dates.
My license has lapsed in Kansas. How do I reinstate it?
If your license has lapsed for longer than six (6) months, then it will be necessary to apply for a reinstatement by contacting our Topeka office firstname.lastname@example.org . Requirements for reinstating a license that has lapsed for over six (6) months include meeting current licensure requirements, paying all back fees and reinstatement fee equivalent to the current licensure fee and earning all past due continuing education requirements within one year of reinstatement.
I am not practicing in funeral service in Kansas. How do I become an inactive practitioner?
See Agency Information, Inactive Practitioner Information.
Please note that by becoming an "Inactive Practitioner" you must still pay all renewal fees. Inactive Practitioners are exempt from obtaining continuing education credit. If you wish to reinstate your license to active status, you must file an Inactive Reinstatement Form and make up all previous hours within one year of reinstatement.
I am getting a license in another state. How do I get a verification for them from Kansas?
Send a written request and/or application along with the appropriate self-addressed stamped envelopes. We will complete the information as soon as possible and mail it where directed.
How can I contact the Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association?
Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers
1200 Kansas Ave.
P.O. Box 1904
Topeka, KS 66601-1904
Telephone: (785) 232-7789
Fax: (785) 232-7791
Web Site: www.ksfda.org
I have questions about profit cemeteries or perpetual care funds of for profit cemeteries. Who do I contact?
Kansas Secretary of State's Office
Bob Myers, Funeral Home/Cemetery Auditor
Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Telephone: (785) 296-6187
Fax: (785) 296-3051
Web Site: www.kssos.org
I have questions about insurance. Who do I contact?
Kansas Insurance Department
420 SW 9th St.
Topeka, KS 66612
Telephone: (785) 296-3071 or 1-800-432-2484
Fax: (785) 296-2283
Web Site: www.ksinsurance.org