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Embalmer and / or Funeral Service Practitioner Licensing Overview Process: General Overview (Will be re-written soon to reflect new laws.) *
||Funeral Service Practitioner (FSP)
||Death Care Consultant|
Board Office (Portland)
Available at various Pearson Professional Centers to eligible candidates.
Board Office (Portland)
||January 22 2016
July 22 2016
||January 22 2016|
July 22 2016
|Application & Info
|DCC Exam Notification and DCC Exam Application |
You may not take the FSP exam unless you are a qualified applicant for an FSP license (see list identified on FSP Examination application).
Pursuant to ORS 692.045(2), you are not currently eligible to take the examination until you have provided written evidence of graduation with an associate or higher degree from a school accredited by a regional association of schools and colleges. However, evidence of completion of the educational requirement may be waived at the time of the exam as provided in ORS 670.010 as long as written evidence of graduation with an associate or higher degree from a school accredited by a regional association of schools and colleges, or the certified transcript is received by the Board no later than four calendar months from the first day of the month following the month in which the FSP examination is given. Contact the Board if you need additional information.
Please be aware that we will withhold notification of successful completion of the examination until written evidence or the certified transcript is furnished pursuant to ORS 670.020.
If any candidate admitted to an examination as provided in ORS 670.010 shall fail or neglect within said period to complete the educational f
requirement for such examination, then the completion of the examination by such candidate shall be null and void, and of no effect.
In order to qualify for an embalmer’s license, you must pass either the National Board Examination administered by The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (The Conference) or an equivalent examination written by The Conference. Currently, all states now accept the results of a successful National Board Examination.
You may not take the embalmer exam unless you are a qualified applicant for an embalmer’s license. In order to qualify for the Oregon State Embalmer exam, you must submit evidence of graduation from a funeral service education program accredited by The American Board of Funeral Service Education to the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board's office, prior to applying for this exam.
|You may not take the DCC exam unless you are a qualified applicant for a DCC license (the DCC License Application needs to be submitted to the Board's office). The DCC License Application is available under the Forms link or Board office upon request. Note that a qualified applicant has already submitted a completed application and fee, and has been notified that they have passed a background investigation performed by the Board.|
Note that upon timely receipt of your completed FSP Exam application or DCC exam application and fee, and review to see if you meet examination requirements, a study guide packet will be mailed to you confirming that your application has been received and accepted. The time and location of the examination will be included in the confirmation letter. *
Board Administered Exam Performance History - See Executive Director's Report, under Meetings link.
* Note that this page was last updated January 15 2016.
Need additional information? Please contact the Board office and request assistance.
Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 430
Portland OR 97232-2195
971-673-1501 - fax