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Questions & Answers for Funeral Director only license
Question: I’ve heard that the Governor has signed a bill to create a funeral director only path?
Answer: That is correct; it goes into effect November 1, 2017
Question: How do I get started on my funeral director only education?
Answer: Since the Bill is not effective until November 1, 2017 the Funeral Board has not approved any mortuary college providers at this time. You might contact your local mortuary college and see if they can assist with any classes that might transfer to the funeral director only program once its approve.
Questions: Where do I get my mortuary schooling from?
Answer: Any mortuary college that is American Board Certified is eligible to apply with the Oklahoma Funeral Board for program approval. We anticipate the approval process for mortuary colleges will begin at the November 2017 Board meeting.
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 earlies 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.