Continuing Education

Continuing Education Requirements for Licensing Period 2021 - 2022

With the official end of pandemic declaration, the reinstatement of our normal continuing education requirement is in effect; 10 total hours consisting of a minimum of five (5) in-person learning hours and (5) virtual learning hours.

If you obtained all ten (10) of your continuing education hours virtually, including your 4 Indiana law hours, for the 2021-2022 licensing cycle prior to March 5, 2022, you have no further hours to obtain.

  • If you currently have nine (9) hours virtual learning, your last hour will need to be live
  • if you have eight (8) hours of virtual learning, the remaining two (2) will need to be live
  • if you have seven (7) hours of virtual learning, the remaining (3) will need to be live
  • if you have six (6) hours of virtual learning, the remaining four (4) will need to be live
  • those with five (5) or less virtual hours as of 3/5/22, normal requirements for continuing education will apply

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Section 832 IAC 4-1-1 - Continuing education requirements
Authority: IC 25-1-4; IC 25-15-9-8
Affected: IC 23-14-31; IC 25-15-2-22; IC 25-15-6-3; IC 30-2-13

Sec. 1.
(a) Funeral directors and embalmers must complete a minimum of ten (10) hours of instruction in each two (2) year period (as defined by subsection (b)) in courses that are given by board approved sponsors. Courses must meet the following criteria:
     (1) Measurements and reports must be in full hours excluding preparation time with a fifty (50) minute instruction period being equivalent to one (1) hour.
     (2) The number of hours for a specific course will be determined and announced by the sponsor.
     (3) A funeral director who attends the same approved continuing education course more than once in the same two (2) year period is entitled to continuing education credit for      that course only once.
     (4) A funeral director shall not be entitled to any continuing education credit for a course unless he or she attends the entire course.

(b) The two (2) year period within which funeral directors and embalmers must obtain a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education under subsection (a) extends from January 1 of each odd-numbered year to December 31 of each even-numbered year.

(c) Subject to the provisions of subsection (a)(3), a funeral director or embalmer who attends an approved continuing education course as an instructor is entitled to continuing education credit for that course.

(d) Of the minimum of ten (10) hours of instruction each funeral director and embalmer must complete within each two (2) year period, at least four (4) hours must be in one (1) or more of the following areas:
     (1) Preneed burial services or merchandise under IC 30-2-13.
     (2) The practice of funeral service under IC 25-15-2-22.
     (3) The cremation act under IC 23-14-31.
     (4) The cemetery act under IC 23-14.
     (e) A funeral director or embalmer can complete not more than five (5) hours of continuing education requirements for the two (2) year period through distance learning methods.
832 IAC 4-1-1

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