2013 ORS § 692.105¹
Embalmer license
  • application
  • qualifications of applicant

(1) The State Mortuary and Cemetery Board shall issue a license to an individual to practice as an embalmer if the individual is 18 years of age or older, applies for a license and has successfully met the qualifications described in this section.

(2) An individual must apply for a license by applying to the board on an application form provided by the board.

(3) An individual applying for a license under this section must meet the following requirements:

(a) The individual must complete 12 months of practical experience as an embalmers apprentice as provided in ORS 692.190 (Application for and issuance of apprentice registration).

(b) The individual must provide written evidence of graduation from an accredited program of funeral service education.

(c) The individual must obtain a passing score on the examination provided in ORS 692.130 (Scope and conduct of embalmer examination) or show evidence satisfactory to the board that the individual has successfully passed the National Board Examination as administered by the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.

(d) The individual must be knowledgeable in the application of state law.

(4) When an individual provides written evidence of graduation from an accredited program of funeral service education, if the individual does not show evidence satisfactory to the State Mortuary and Cemetery Board, as provided under subsection (3) of this section, that the individual has passed the National Board Examination, the State Mortuary and Cemetery Board may examine the individual as provided in ORS 692.130 (Scope and conduct of embalmer examination). In any case, however, the board may not issue an embalmers license until an individual has completed the apprenticeship qualification.

(5) An applicant meets the requirements of subsection (3)(a) of this section if the applicant provides the State Mortuary and Cemetery Board with documentation of military experience that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the experience required by subsection (3)(a) of this section. [1983 c.810 §8; 1993 c.308 §5; 2012 c.43 §26]