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Questions & Answers for Funeral Director only license
Question: What is the actual language in the Funeral Director only Bill that the Governor signed?
Answer: Click HERE for Bill Language.
Question: I’ve heard that the Governor has signed a bill to create a funeral director only path?
Answer: That is correct; it went into effect November 1, 2017
Questions: Where do I get my mortuary schooling from?
Answer: Please contact the two Mortuary Colleges that have been approved by this Board to offer this new program. Those two Mortuary Colleges are: Dallas Institute of Funeral Service & University Of Central Oklahoma.
Question: Do you have to serve an apprenticeship for the funeral director only license?
Answer: Yes, this consists of 12 months of employment at an licensed Oklahoma funeral home, 25 arrangement conferences and 25 funeral or memorial services.
Question: Do I still need 60 additional hours of College in addition to mortuary school?
Answer: Yes, you can gain these from any regionally accredited college or university
Question: I have a full time job; can I still attend mortuary school and serve an apprenticeship?
Answer: Yes, the mortuary school will be on your own time and the apprenticeship can be served after your full time job hours or on weekends.
Question: How long will it take me to complete the funeral director only program?
Answer: Depending on your availability and when classes are offered some students may be able to complete the program in 3 semesters.
Question: Does OU or OSU have the funeral director only program?
Answer: No, neither university has an American Board accredited mortuary school program therefor they would not be eligible to offer the funeral director program
Question: What is the earliest that I can become a licensed funeral director only?
Answer: This depends on your own personal pace. Classes will begin in the spring of 2018
Question: After I complete my funeral director only program and get licensed can I be an FDIC?
Answer: No, to be eligible to be the FDIC you must hold a Funeral Director and Embalmer license.