Continuing Education

Beginning July 1, 2006, and each year thereafter, each applicant for renewal of a funeral director or embalmer license in Oklahoma, shall submit the renewal fee and documentation as prescribed by the Board of each continuing education course the licensee attended during the year. Every licensed funeral director, and/or licensed embalmer, shall attend a minimum of six (6) contact hours during each calendar year before their annual license renewal. One (1) contact hour shall be construed as 50 minutes of learning activity.

Each continuing education provider and course shall be approved by the: Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (the Academy), the funeral licensing boards of Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Missouri, or by the Oklahoma Funeral Board based on criteria similar to those established by the Academy.

The Board shall not charge duplicate fees to review provider applications or courses approved by the Academy or the funeral licensing boards of Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Missouri.
A licensee may not receive credit for repeating the same course during the same calendar year.
Individuals issued original or reciprocal licenses shall complete the continuing education requirements in the first full calendar year following the issuance of an originator reciprocal license.

For more information, contact the OFDA executive Director at:
Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association
6801 N. Broadway, Suite 106 / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
(405) 843-0730 / Fax (405) 843-5404
Email: gordon@okfda.com

Or

Oklahoma State Board
Oklahoma Funeral Board
4545 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 175 – Oklahoma City, OK 73105
TEL: (405) 522-1790    FAX: (405) 522-1797
Email: info@okfuneral.com