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.
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 - 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.
RULES AMENDMENTS UPDATE
Interested parties had the opportunity to submit written comments to the Board by March 1, 2022. The public had the opportunity to comment during a public hearing on March 8. The Georgia State Board of Funeral Service adopted the proposed rule amendments after receiving 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.