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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.

What's New

Read the Board’s Summer 2019 newsletter here.

Important Dates

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Meeting Dates

To apply for a license or or access the online portal, please choose from one of the following license types:

  • January 9
    • Board of Funeral Directors
      Hosted by DCRA OPLA

      Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 1:00 pm
      Meeting number: 737 469 813
      Password: aNMCscfM
      Meeting Link (Online)

      Join by video system
      Dial 737469813@dcnet.webex.com
      You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

      Join by phone
      1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
      Access code: 737 469 813

  • February 6
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • August (Recess)
  • September 3
  • October 3
  • November 5
  • December 3

Application Process

To apply for a license or or access the online portal, please choose from one of the following license types:

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

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

Board Members

  • 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.

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