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


License Renewals Were Due March 31, 2022

Renew or check the status of your license HERE

If you have submitted your renewal application, have you confirmed your license renewal? What is the current status of your license? Please use the online "Licensure Search" feature to confirm that your renewal has been completed. Be sure to check the current status and the license expiration date. If the information does not reflect that your license is "Active" with an expiration date of 2024 then your renewal has not been completed.


New Processing Fee - Effective March 15, 2022

A processing fee will be added to any application or document request. This includes any application, pocket card request, or wall certificate request.

  • Online: The online processing fee is $5.00
  • By Mail: If you are mailing in the request with a check, the processing fee is $10.00


Rules Amendments Update

Interested parties had the opportunity to submit written comments to the Board by March 1, 2022. The public has the opportunity to comment during a public hearing on March 8. The Georgia State Board of Funeral Service adopted the proposed rule amendments after recieving no in-person or written comment. They will now be referred to the Governor Kemp's office for approval. We will update you further as more information becomes available. You can review the rules amendments by viewing the documents below.  

RULE 250-5-.12 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDER APPROVAL
  • CLICK HERE - Download the Notice of Intent to Adopt Proposed Amendments to the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service
    • Purpose/Main Feature: This rule amendment would clarify the subject areas for continuing education to be completed to maintain a license and would add the requirement that half of the required continuing education be completed in-person or via live webinar. This amendment is necessary to ensure competent practitioners that are current with the latest developments, skills, and technologies required in the field. The Board has considered multiple variations of this rule amendment and has determined this to be the most succinct wording while adhering to requirements in the statute. 

RULE 250-6-.01 FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT/CREMATORY LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
RULE 250-6-.02 CHANGE IN NAME, ADDRESS, LOCATION, OWNERSHIP, AND/OR ADDITION OF CREMATION DEVICE
RULE 250-6-.07 CREMATORY INSPECTIONS
RULE 250-6-.08 DETERMINATION OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR IN FULL AND CONTINUOUS CHARGE
RULE 250-6-.09 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR IN FULL & CONTINUOUS CHARGE

  • CLICK HERE - Download the Notice of Intent to Adopt Proposed Amendments to the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service
    • Purpose/Main Feature: These rule amendments aim to remove any conflict with current statute and eliminate antiquated language in direct response to recent changes in O.C.G.A. ยง 43-18-1(5.1), 43-18-72(b), and 43-18-72(a)(1). These amendments would require that a crematory notify the Board of the cremation devices that they intend operate, when applying for a license and when adding a cremation device to a  Licensed facility, that they pass an inspection, and that the appropriate staff complete Board approved training relevant to the operation of the devices to ensure competent practitioners. These amendments also provide clarity for which situations would allow a Funeral Director in Full and Continuous Charge to serve in that role at more than one licensed facility. The Board has considered multiple variations of these rule amendments and has determined this to be the most succinct wording while adhering to requirements in the statute. 


Rules, Laws, and Regulations managed by the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service

  • Rules of Georgia State Board of Funeral Service - CLICK HERE
  • Georgia State Board of Funeral Service Laws - CLICK HERE


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