2015 ORS § 692.105¹
Embalmer license
  • application
  • qualifications of applicant
  • rules

(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 meets the qualifications described in this section.

(2) An individual must apply for a license by applying to the State Mortuary and Cemetery 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 training as an embalmer trainee under ORS 692.190 (Application for registration as funeral service practitioner trainee or embalmer trainee).

(b) The individual must provide written evidence of graduation from an accredited program of funeral service education or from a program that provides an equivalent education as identified by the State Mortuary and Cemetery Board by rule.

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

(d) The individual must demonstrate knowledge of applicable state law in an examination offered by the State Mortuary and Cemetery Board under ORS 692.130 (Scope and conduct of embalmer examination).

(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 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). However, the State Mortuary and Cemetery Board may not issue an embalmer license until an individual has completed the training required under ORS 692.190 (Application for registration as funeral service practitioner trainee or embalmer trainee).

(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; 2015 c.367 §4]