Funeral Service Practitioner Exam
Applicants for a Funeral Service Practitioner (FSP) license shall be required to successfully complete a written examination and receive a score of at least 75 percent.
Per ORS 692.070, the exam tests applicants on state and federal laws, rules and regulations relating to the care, preparation, disposition and transportation of dead human bodies and relating to survivor death benefits.
To take the FSP exam, you must:
- Be a qualified applicant for the FSP license, either through an apprenticeship or through reciprocity.
- Submit an Application for the Funeral Service Practitioner Exam
- Submit the Exam fee of $100
- Provide proof of the completion of an associates degree or higher at an accredited school OR proof of four years as a licensed FSP in either Oregon or another state.
The examination fee and a completed application must be received by the Board seven days prior to the exam.
An apprentice funeral service practitioner may choose to take the exam before completion and certification of their apprenticeship, but may not apply for the license until both the exam is successfully passed and their apprenticeship is completed and verified by the Board.
Note: The International Conference on Funeral Service Examination Boards (The Conference) will be taking over the FSP exam, and it will be offered nationwide at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers via a computer-based exam. We do not yet have an anticipated date for this transition. Contact the board's staff for more information.
By law,* you are not eligible to take the FSP exam until you have provided written evidence of graduation from an associate degree program or higher. The degree must be from a school accredited by a regional association of schools and colleges.
However, the law** also allows for the Board to waive the requirement for evidence of completion of a degree at the time of the exam. This can be especially helpful for recent graduates who are waiting for their school to finalize their transcripts. Providing written evidence is still required- the applicant is just given an extension. The evidence must be 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 taken. For example, if the exam is taken on July 3, the Board must receive a transcript from an accredited school by December 1. The Board will not release the applicant's exam results until the transcript is received. If an applicant takes an exam and does not provide written evidence of the educational requirement within the required timeframe, then the exam is considered null and void.