The Embalmers Board was established in 1909 and amended by Act 412 of 1957. The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board was established by Act 325 of 1983 and subsequently amended by Acts 271 of 85, 106 of 89 and 839 of 97.
The Board is charged with the licensure of Funeral Directors, Embalmers, Establishments, Transport Services and Crematories. The Board conducts testing for licensees, inspects establishments, coordinates and directs the funeral director and embalmers apprenticeship programs, investigates and hears complaints, administers and tracks the Continuing Education Program and answers public inquiries.
The Board is comprised of 7 members, 5 professional, 1 consumer and 1 senior citizen. The Board Staff consists of a Secretary-Treasurer, Inspector, Investigator and part time Bookkeeper.