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License Renewals

The Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board has moved to a new licensing database, so renewal will look a little different this year. 

Before you can renew your license, you’ll need to Activate your account. Activation is easy, and allows the Board to match your existing license information to your new Licensee Portal. You’ll only need to activate your account the first time that you use your Licensee Portal. 

Instructions for Activating your Account:

1. Go to the Licensee Portal 
2. Click “Activate Now” at the bottom of the screen.
3. Enter your email address, SSN, and Birth Date. 

Important: You’ll need to provide the email address that the Board has on file for you. If you no longer have access to this email account, or if you’re not sure what email address the Board has on file, contact Board staff by email to verify or update your address. If you have multiple email addresses, please try all of them before contacting the Board.

4. Check your email to get your temporary password. 

Note: If you don’t receive an email, remember to check your spam folder!

5. Return to the Licensee Portal login page and login with your temporary password
6. Set a new password and security questions.
7. You’ve activated your Licensee Portal!

What can you do in the Licensee Portal?

Update your contact information
Update your work location
View and pay any invoices or receipts
Update supervision information for apprentices
Print a copy of your License
Renew your license!

Renewing your License:

When you’ve logged into the Licensee Portal, click on “License Renewal,” then follow the steps to complete your renewal for the year! 
Be prepared to update your contact information and answer questions about your personal history since your last renewal. 
You can pay by credit card or by check. If you choose to pay by check, you’ll need to make sure that your check is postmarked by December 31st, and you’ll need to either print your invoice to mail with the check, or write your license number on the memo line.

As the Board’s staff learns our new system, we appreciate your patience! If you have any issues or concerns as you work through the renewal process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email is preferable to a phone call. Please be aware that we have a small staff serving a large number of Oregonians, and we’ll help you as soon as we’re able. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

License Expiration Dates and Renewal Cycles

  • Facility Licenses, including Funeral Establishments, Crematories, Cemeteries, and Alternative Disposition Companies are valid for two years, and expire on December 31 of even years.
  • Funeral Service Practitioner and Embalmer Licenses are valid for two years and expire on December 31 of odd years.
  • Preneed Salesperson Licenses are valid for two years and expire on February 28 of even years.
  • Apprentice Licenses are valid for one year and expire on December 31 every year.
  • Death Care Consultant Licenses are valid for 2 years and expire 2 years after they are issued.
For individual licenses, failure to renew by the expiration date results in a $50 late fee. If you fail to renew within three months of the expiration date, your license will permanently lapse, and you will need to go through the full initial licensing process again.

Renewal will be available during the month prior to the expiration date for each license type. Licensees will be sent notification by mail shortly before renewals open. If you become licensed midway through a licensing cycle, the fee is not prorated.

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