2017 ORS 692.190¹
Application for registration as funeral service practitioner trainee or embalmer trainee
  • requirements
  • rules

(1) An individual who wishes to train to be a funeral service practitioner or embalmer shall apply to the State Mortuary and Cemetery Board for registration as a funeral service practitioner trainee or an embalmer trainee upon a form provided by the board. The individual must consent to a background check, including any information required by the Department of State Police. The application must be accompanied by the fee established under ORS 692.160 (License, certificate and registration fees).

(2) A funeral service practitioner trainee must be supervised by a funeral service practitioner practicing in this state who is licensed by and in good standing with the board.

(3) An embalmer trainee must be under the direct supervision of an embalmer practicing in this state who is licensed by and in good standing with the board.

(4) A trainee registered under this section may not perform activities regulated under this chapter unless:

(a) The activities are performed under the supervision of a licensee; and

(b) The activities fall within the scope of the training for which the trainee is registered.

(5) To complete training required to be a funeral service practitioner or an embalmer, an individual must:

(a) Complete and document the requisite number of cases as determined by the board by rule;

(b) Demonstrate the requisite competencies as determined by the board by rule; and

(c) Meet any other requirement established by the board by rule.

(6)(a) A licensed funeral service practitioner who is in good standing with the board or a licensed embalmer who is in good standing with the board may serve as a preceptor for interns enrolled in an accredited funeral service education program that is registered with the board.

(b) A licensed funeral service practitioner or licensed embalmer must notify the board in a manner and form prescribed by the board by rule when beginning or ceasing service as a preceptor under this subsection.

(c) A preceptor must directly supervise the activities of interns. An intern may not perform activities regulated under this chapter unless:

(A) The activities are performed under the supervision of a preceptor; and

(B) The activities are performed for or as part of the funeral service education program.

(7) The board shall adopt rules under which the board may confer credit for training performed by:

(a) An applicant under ORS 692.140 (Reciprocity for embalmers or funeral service practitioners); or

(b) An applicant whose registration under this section has lapsed. [Amended by 1973 c.411 §7; 1981 c.719 §8; 1983 c.810 §12; 1985 c.207 §13; 1989 c.177 §9; 1993 c.275 §1; 1997 c.97 §1; 1997 c.638 §9; 2007 c.170 §2; 2011 c.74 §1; 2015 c.367 §9]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 692—Funeral Service Practitioners; Embalmers; Death Care Consultants; Funeral Establishments; Cemetery and Crematory Operators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors692.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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