Further Requirements for Licensure

State Requirements

Employment as a funeral director/embalmer is also dependent upon state requirements.

Check with the state in which you intend to practice for licensing requirements.

Oklahoma requires:

  • Graduation from an accredited program in addition to a designated number of upper level credit hours of college course work. See https://ok.gov/funeral/ for details and see the American Board of Funeral Service Education website for accredited programs abfse.org
  • Attaining a passing score on the National Board Examinations
  • Please visit The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards for testing information and cost.
  • Completing the appropriate licensure procedure with the state which may include an apprenticeship and state law exam

The examination and the licensing process result in additional expenses to the student and are determined by the appropriate agencies.  The expenses are not affiliated with the UCO Funeral Service Department and are expenses of all graduates seeking licensure.

For detailed information regarding Oklahoma licensure requirements, please visit the Oklahoma Funeral Board.