MS State Board of Funeral Service

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The Board has developed a second exam for the Funeral Director License. This will be an exam option available to candidates for a Funeral Director license. This exam does not replace the State Board exam offered through the National Conference. The candidate will choose which exam they would like to take. The main difference is this new exam's focus is more on the practices of a Funeral Director in Mississippi. A team of licensed Funeral Directors, board staff, and the vendor Morris & McDaniel worked together on writing questions. Please click the link below to review a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Updates will be made frequently so check back every week for updates.

Board Meeting (Conference Call)
The public is welcome to attend at the Board office.

November 18, 2019
@ 9:00 AM
3010 Lakeland Cove, Ste W
Flowood, MS 39232

Quarterly Reports must be submitted timely to receive credit. The schedule of reporting is below.

Rule 6.1 (5) If the quarterly report is not timely submitted, that quarter shall not be counted toward successful completion of the apprenticeship. Timely submission of a quarterly report shall be within fifteen (15) calendar days following the conclusion of the quarter.

Reporting Schedule:
Jan-Mar due by April 15th
Apr-Jun due by July 15th
Jul-Sept due by Oct 15th
Oct-Dec due by Jan 15th


The Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service is responsible for implenting the provisions of the Funeral Service Law for the purpose of better protection of life and health and regulating the practice of embalming, funeral directing and the care and disposition of dead human bodies.

The Board is authorized to prescribe a standard of proficiency as to the qualifications of embalmers and funeral directors, to revoke or suspend licenses for any violations of this law, to adopt rules and regulations and to set standards of sanitation to be observed in the embalming or cremation of dead human bodies. Any person desiring to engage in the practice of embalming and/or the practice of funeral directing or operating a funeral establishment must first meet the requirements of the law and rules and be licensed by the Board.