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Funeral Directors

General Information

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.

  • 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
  • Guidance for Funerals, Memorials, Vigils, and Funeral Homes

 

Applicant

Apply for license

Licensing services:

  • Apprentice Funeral Director
  • Funeral Director by Examination
  • Funeral Director by Reciprocity
  • Funeral Director Courtesy Card
  • Funeral Home Establishment

Application Process:

  • Apprentice Funeral Director
  • Funeral Director by Examination
  • Funeral Director by Reciprocity
  • Funeral Director Courtesy Card
  • Funeral Home Establishment

Please contact a customer service representative at 1 (866) 270-9817 if you have any questions or you do not know the email address linked with your license.

Examination  

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

Fees  

Funeral Directors and Apprentices

Application $65.00 License:

  • (1) Apprentice  $110.00 (up to 4 years)  
  • (2) Funeral Director  $120.00 (up to 2 years)  
  • Renewal (Funeral Director) $130.00 (up to 2 years)  
  • Late Renewal Fee  $50.00   
  • Examination/Re-examination (See § 3500.3)
  • Reinstated License (Funeral Director) $120.00 (up to 2 years)  
  • Inactive Status (Funeral Director) $120.00   
  • Courtesy Card (Funeral Director) $100.00   
  • Duplicate License  $30.00   
  • Verification of Records $30.00

Refund Request

Licensee

Consumer

 

License Lookup
Need to find the status of a licensee? Click here

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Calendar

Virtual Meeting Link - Coming Soon

Meeting Dates  

  • January 7, 2021
  • February 4, 2021
  • March 4, 2021
  • April 1, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
  • June 3, 2021
  • July 1, 2021
  • August – Recess
  • September 2, 2021
  • October 7, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • December 2, 2021

 

Contact Us

Board Members

  • John McGuire – Chair, Funeral Director
  • Asanti Williams – Funeral Director
  • Duane Hills – Funeral Director
  • Randolph Horton – Funeral Director
  • Ernest Boykin – Consumer Member

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

Andrew L. Jackson, III - Board Administrator
(202) 442-4345

Nicole McClendon - Program Coordinator

Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator
(202) 442-4339

Chanda Kearney- Program Support Specialist

Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20024
Email: opla.funeraldirectors@dc.gov

Publication and Resources

  • 2018 Annual Report
  • 2017 Annual Report
  • 2016 Annual Report
  • Summer 2019 Newsletter

 

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