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Who We Are

The Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers consists of a 9-member Board, as well as administrative, enforcement, licensing, and support staff.

What We Do

We regulate the following professions: Funeral Service Licensees, Funeral Directors, Embalmers, Funeral Supervisors, Funeral Service Interns, Funeral Directing Interns, Embalmer Interns and Courtesy Card Holders.

In addition, we also regulate Funeral Establishments (Main and Branch), Crematories, Surface Transportation and Removal Services and Continuing Education Providers.


The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

Practitioner Info

Resources for Funeral practitioners.

Apply for License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

Continuing Education

Looking for Continuing Education requirements for license renewal? Find out more here.

Renew License

Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.

File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.

Laws and Regulations

Review state laws and regulations that apply to health professionals.

Featured News

Renew your license

2024 Renewal PIN Numbers

PIN numbers to renew your license/registration are provided with your renewal notice to the email/address of record with the Board.


Examination Changes from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards – January 1, 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards will no longer administer two versions of the same national exam for funeral service licensure.


Upcoming Events

Tue, Jul 16, 2024 10:00 AM
Board Meeting
Board Room 4

Thu, Oct 10, 2024 10:00 AM
Board Meeting
Board Room 4

More information on the Calendar Page.

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Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Corie E. Tillman Wolf, J.D., Executive Director
Jason Graves, FSL, President