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


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE CHAPTER 250-5 PERSONAL LICENSURE, RULE 250-5-.12 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDER APPROVAL AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SYNOPSIS TO PROPOSED CHANGES TO RULE 250-5-.12 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDER APPROVAL

Purpose/Main Feature: This rule amendment will 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.

  • The public will have an opportunity to comment upon and provide input into the proposed rule amendment at a public hearing to be held at 10:00 a.m., October 4, 2022 in the Office of the Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217. If the Board office remains closed due to the public health emergency (COVID-19), the hearing will be held via teleconference. Please see Board’s website for information on how to join the meeting via teleconference.
  • Interested parties affected by the rule may submit written comments to the Board no later than close of business on September 26, 2022. Written comments must be legible, signed, contain contact information from the maker (address, telephone number, email address), and addressed to Gabriel Sterling, Division Director, Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division, Georgia State Board of Funeral Service, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217. Written comments may be faxed to (866) 888-9718.  
View the full notice by opening the document below. 


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.


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


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.


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

© 2022 Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility