Georgia State Board of Funeral Service

The Georgia State Board of Funeral Service administers the Funeral Service Law for the purpose of better protection of life and health, 
preventing the spread of contagious, communicable, and infectious diseases, and regulating the practice of embalming and funeral directing 
and the care and disposition of dead human bodies. 

To be redirected to the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service website - CLICK HERE

Contact the Georgia Board of Funeral Service OfficeCLICK HERE

Call Center - 404-424-9966 or 844-753-7825

About the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service

Rules, Laws, and Regulations 

  • Visit the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia pages to view the updated rules for the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service - CLICK HERE
  • To view the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service Laws - CLICK HERE

Continuing Education Requirement Changes

As previously reported, the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service has changed its Continuing Education requirements. The hours required biennially have not changed, but the Board now requires that at least five (5) hours of the total ten (10) hours required be obtained in-person or via live webinar that is instructor led with student interaction, where student participation is monitored and verified. The Board also requires that Continuing Education be in any or all of the following subject areas:

  1. FTC Funeral Rule Compliance
  2. Embalming and Restorative Arts
  3. Leadership and Development
  4. Cremation/Alkaline Hydrolysis
  5. OSHA Requirements
  6. Advertising/Social Media/Technology
  7. Funeral Directing/Aftercare

The current Board Rules can be found by visiting

Do you have questions? Contact the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service office

  • Phone: 404-424-9966
  • Email:

In this section

Professional Licensing Boards launched GOALS
(Georgia Online Application Licensing System) and it is now LIVE!

Effective Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, the Georgia Secretary of State Professional Licensing Boards will activate its new license management portal called GOALS (Georgia Online Application Licensing System.)


This new licensing management system is designed to expedite the issuance of professional licenses across the state of Georgia and provide an improved online experience. GOALS will provide online access for licensing transactions with new features and benefits that include:

  • Self-service application and renewal processing
  • Quick and easy access to application status
  • Improved alerts and notifications
  • Online payment options
  • Faster application and processing timelines
  • Environment-friendly paper reduction


GOALS will be activated in phases and only a select group of professions will be able access the system. For the initial October release, Funeral Directors & Embalmers and Funeral Establishments professions are among the groups which be able to access GOALS. 

Additionally, all applicants will have the ability to submit documentation requirements online. Online renewal processing will be expanded to other professions in addition to those that already process renewals online. Payments for fees and fines will also be accepted online.

PROCESSING FEES: All in-person paper applications will cost $10.

WHAT’S NEXT?  You will need update your account with our office. 

More information >> HERE

Download the NEW USER Guide >> HERE 

Download the EXISTING USER Guide >> HERE

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