The D.C. Board of Funeral Directors regulates license funeral directors and funeral home establishments. The Board’s mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the District of Columbia by upholding the District of Columbia Funeral Directors laws and regulations. The Funeral Directors license law is defined in the Municipal Funeral Directors Regulations.
The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Four members must each hold a funeral director license and have practiced for a minimum of three years. One member must be a non-licensed funeral director representing consumers. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.
The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.
Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.
- Guidance for Funerals, Memorials, Vigils, and Funeral Homes
- Read the Board’s Summer 2019 newsletter here.
No information at this time.
To apply for a license or or access the online portal, please choose from one of the following license types:
- January 9
- February 6
- March 5
- April 2
- May 7
- June 4
- July 2 @ 1:00pm
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
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Access code: 160 127 1263
- August (Recess)
- September 3
- October 3
- November 5
- December 3
Need to Schedule an Examination?
Exams may be scheduled online by clicking here or by phone:
1. Dial (800) 733-9267
2. Select Option 1 for government and state exams
3. Select Option 2 for District of Columbia exams
Board Members & Staff
- John McGuire – Chair, Funeral Director
- Asanti Williams – Funeral Director
- Duane Hills – Funeral Director
- Randolph Horton – Funeral Director
- Ernest Boykin – Consumer Member
- Nicole McClendon – Program Coordinator
- Andrew Jackson – Board Administrator
- Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator
- Chanda Kearney, Program Support Specialist
To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.
Documents & Forms
DCMR Title 17-Chapter 30-Funeral Directors
DCMR Title 17-Chapter 31-Funeral Services Establishments
DCMR Title 17-Chapter 33-Funeral Directors, Veterinarians, Interior Designers, and Real Estate Appraisers
DC Code Title 3-Chapter4-Funeral Directors
DC Code Title 5-Chapter 14-Chief Medical Examiner
DC Code Title 7-Chapter 2-Vital Records
DC Code Title 43-Chapter1-Cemetery Associations; Regulatory Provisions
DCMR Title 18-Chapter 22-Title 18-Funeral Processions…
Funeral Director Law Reference List