MS State Board of Funeral Service

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A joint meeting was conducted on Wednesday August 22, 2018 with members of the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service, the Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Associations, and The Mississippi Funeral Directors Association. The purpose of the meeting was to review and derive consensus on the language for proposed legislation for “Continuing Education”. All three are in agreement and plan to support the passage of a continuing education initiative.

Board Meeting
January 14, 2019
@ 9:00 AM
3010 Lakeland Cove, Ste W
Flowood, MS 39232

2018 Establishment Renewals
Funeral Establishment (FE), Branch Establishment (BE), Mortuary Service (MS), and Crematories (CR) can now be renewed online or using the renewal notice form. Renewals must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2018. After December 31, 2018 a late fee and reinstatement fee are added. If you need assistance with logging in you may email the office at or call 601-932-1973.

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.