Continuing education providers and courses are approved by the Board of Funeral Service for the sole purpose of offering continuing education hours to funeral directors, embalmers, and/or cremationists licensed in Alabama. Participation in an approved continuing education course does not qualify any person who does not hold a license pursuant to the requirements of Title 34, Chapter 13 of the Code of Alabama to engage in any business, profession, or practice regulated and defined in §34-13-1.

The State of Alabama requires licensees to complete Continuing Education prior to their license being renewed.

The first reporting period was October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2016 and biennially thereafter.

All providers and courses must be Board approved. In accordance with §34-13-53(c)(4) and Administrative Code 395-X-2-.07(3), Providers, organizations or person applying to be a continuing education provider in this state shall pay an administrative fee of $200.00. This biennial fee applies to providers, this is not a course application fee.

Funeral Directors/ Embalmers/Cremationists are required to complete 8-hours of continuing education biennially. In accordance with §34-13-53(c)(5) and Administrative Code 395-X-2-.07(1), Included in the required eight hours, all licensees must complete a board approved continuing education course in ethics and blood-borne pathogens/universal precautions.

Alabama requires a certification of completion be awarded upon the successful completion of all approved course and must include:

provider’s name
licensees’ name
license number
approved course title or number
date of completion
number of approved continuing education credit hours awarded

Licensees who are 65 years of age or older and have held a license for 10 years prior to the end of the reporting period are exempt from CE requirements.

A licensee who has more than 8 hours of continuing education in a renewal period, may carry over a maximum of 4 hours to the next renewal period.

Courses that are for academic credit by a Mortuary Science College approved by the American Board of Funeral Service Education shall be approved unless the course is taken to obtain licensure as a Funeral Director, Embalmer or Cremationist.

Alabama Administrative Code 395-X-2-.07

2022-2024 Approved Providers

Application for Provider/Course Approval

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