Chapter 4717-4 Licenses

4717-4-01 Requirements for embalmer's license.

(A) Registration

(1) The applicant for an embalmer's registration shall apply to the board on a form provided by the board for registration, together with the applicable fee prior to the commencement of an apprenticeship.

(2) The applicant shall provide an official college transcript, showing that the applicant has earned a bachelor's degree from a college or university authorized to confer degrees by the Ohio board of regents or comparable agency of another state in which the college or university is located, and an official college of mortuary science transcript, showing that the applicant has completed at least twelve months of instruction in a prescribed course of instruction approved by the board.

(3) The applicant for registration shall provide and bear the cost of a criminal records check in accordance with section 4776.01 of the Revised Code at the time of the requested registration. The applicant shall establish that the individual has not been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction for any offense set forth in section 4717.05 of the Revised Code, or that at least five years has elapsed since the applicant was released from incarceration, a community control sanction, a post-release control sanction, parole, or treatment in connection with such offense.

(a) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name and address and with the name and address of the board.

(b) The applicant shall ask the superintendent of the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation in the request to obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has pertaining to the applicant.

(c) The board will only accept the results of a criminal records check that is submitted to the board directly by the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

(4) Upon approval of the application for registration, the board shall issue an embalmer's certificate of registration.

(B) Apprenticeship

(1) Upon issuance of a certificate of registration, the applicant shall submit a certificate of apprenticeship, along with the applicable fee, certifying the commencement of the embalmer's apprenticeship credit time. The embalmer's certificate of apprenticeship shall bear the signature and certification of both the apprentice and the master embalmer and shall be filed with the board no later than ten days after the beginning of any embalmer's apprenticeship credit time.

(2) Upon approval of a certificate of apprenticeship, the board shall issue an apprenticeship card, carrying the beginning date of the embalmer's apprenticeship credit time. This card shall be carried by the embalmer apprentice at all times while engaged as an embalmer apprentice.

(3) The applicant shall satisfactorily complete not less than twelve months of apprenticeship under the direction of an embalmer and which apprenticeship must be certified to the board according to its requirements. The apprenticeship shall be completed in no more than eighteen months from the date the apprenticeship commenced, unless the master embalmer and apprentice comply with paragraph (C)(2) of this rule. During the embalmer apprenticeship, the applicant must personally assist in the arterial embalming of at least twenty-five dead human bodies under the direct supervision of the master embalmer, and must complete the tasks listed on the "Embalmer Task List." If the board finds that the apprentice did not adequately complete one or more tasks on the "Embalmer Task List" or did not receive the necessary training during his or her apprenticeship, the board may set our redial steps for the apprentice to undertake in order to complete his or her apprenticeship.

(4) During the time of embalmer's apprenticeship, the apprentice shall file with the board progress case reports quarterly upon forms supplied by the board. Failure to comply shall be grounds for voidance or suspension of apprenticeship credit time by the board.

(5) The apprentice shall report to any board member within thirty days after the first six months of apprenticeship credit time for a personal interview, and shall report to any board member annually thereafter during any period of apprenticeship.

(6) During the period of embalmer's apprenticeship, the master embalmer under whom the apprentice embalmer is certified shall file with the board quarterly master embalmer's reports on the apprentice's activities, including fulfillment of the tasks listed on the "Embalmer Task List."

(C) Termination of embalmer's apprenticeship

(1) Upon completion of the full apprenticeship credit time, the applicant shall submit the following:

(a) The embalmer's termination of apprenticeship form bearing the signature and certification of both the apprentice and master embalmer to the dates of apprenticeship credit time. This termination of apprenticeship shall be filed with the board no later than thirty days after the completion of any period of apprenticeship;

(b) The certificate of registration;

(c) The apprenticeship card.

(2) In the event the apprenticeship is interrupted prior to the completion of the apprenticeship, the master embalmer and apprentice embalmer shall immediately notify the board of the interruption, and submit the embalmer's termination of apprenticeship form, and the embalmer's apprenticeship card.

(3) Failure to submit the embalmer's termination of apprenticeship form upon interruption of an apprenticeship prior to the completion of such apprenticeship shall be grounds for voidance by the board of the apprentice credit time.

(D) Examinations

(1) Upon approval of the termination of apprenticeship and completion of the full apprenticeship credit time, the applicant for an embalmer's license shall provide proof of earning a seventy-five per cent or higher on each section of a nationally-recognized comprehensive examination and sit for the Ohio laws and rules examination.

(2) Upon earning a passing score of seventy-five per cent or higher on each section of a nationally-recognized comprehensive examination and the Ohio laws and rules examination, the applicant shall submit to the board an application for embalmer's license, along with the applicable fee.

(E) Initial license

At the board meeting following receipt of the completed application for embalmer's license and the applicable fee, the board may grant an embalmer's license.

Replaces: 4717-1-10

Effective: 01/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4717.04
Rule Amplifies: 4717.05
Prior Effective Dates: 6/19/74, 3/12/79, 1/1/84, 1/1/86, 7/1/87, 1/1/01, 11-10-05

4717-4-02 Requirements for reciprocal embalmer's license.

(A) The applicant shall personally appear before the board for an interview and based upon the results of this interview may be permitted to take such an examination as the board requires for a reciprocal license. Prior to the interview the applicant shall furnish the board:

(1) A completed application for a reciprocal embalmer's license;

(2) Two character references;

(3) Evidence of compliance with requirements for licensure which are substantially equal to those found in Chapter 4717. of the Revised Code, including, but not limited to:

(a) Unless the applicant has been licensed for at least ten years in another state to perform embalming, an official college transcript, showing that the applicant has earned a bachelor's degree from a college or university authorized to confer degrees by the Ohio board of regents or comparable agency of another state in which the college or university is located;

(b) Transcript from an approved college of mortuary science showing that the applicant completed a twelve-month period of instruction;

(c) Evidence of completion of an embalmer's apprenticeship

(d) Verification of current licensure in another state.

(B) In addition to the requirements set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule, an applicant for registration shall provide and bear the cost of a criminal records check in accordance with section 4776.01 of the Revised Code at the time of the requested registration. The applicant shall establish that the individual has not been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction for any violation set forth in section 4717.05 of the Revised Code, or that at least five years has elapsed since the applicant was released from incarceration, a community control sanction, a post-release control sanction, parole, or treatment in connection with such offense.

(1) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name and address and with the name and address of the board.

(2) The applicant shall ask the superintendent of the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation in the request to obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has pertaining to the applicant.

(3) The board will only accept the results of a criminal records check that is submitted to the board directly by the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

(C) The applicant for a reciprocal embalmer's license shall provide proof of earning a seventy-five per cent or higher on each section of a nationally-recognized comprehensive examination and sit for the Ohio laws and rules examination.

(D) Upon earning a passing score of seventy-five per cent or higher on each section of a nationally-recognized comprehensive examination and the Ohio laws and rules examination, the applicant shall submit to the board an application for embalmer's license, along with the applicable fee.

Replaces: 4717-1-11

Effective: 04/10/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/10/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4717.04
Rule Amplifies: 4717.10
Prior Effective Dates: 6/19/74, 1/1/01, 11-10-05

4717-4-03 Requirements for funeral director's license in combination with an embalmer's license.

(A) Registration

(1) The applicant for a funeral director's registration shall apply to the board on a form provided by the board for registration, together with the applicable fee prior to the commencement of an apprenticeship.

(2) The applicant shall provide an official college transcript, showing that the applicant has earned a bachelor's degree from a college or university authorized to confer degrees by the Ohio board of regents or comparable agency of another state in which the college or university is located, and an official college of mortuary science transcript, showing that the applicant has completed at least twelve months of instruction in a prescribed course of instruction approved by the board.

(3) The applicant for registration shall provide and bear the cost of a criminal records check in accordance with section 4776.01 of the Revised Code at the time of the requested registration. The applicant shall establish that the individual has not been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction for any offense set forth in section 4717.05 of the Revised Code, or that at least five years has elapsed since the applicant was released from incarceration, a community control sanction, a post-release control sanction, parole, or treatment in connection with such offense.

(a) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name and address and with the name and address of the board.

(b) The applicant shall ask the superintendent of the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation in the request to obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has pertaining to the applicant.

(c) The board will only accept the results of a criminal records check that is submitted to the board directly by the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

(4) Upon approval of the application for registration, the board shall issue a certificate of funeral director's registration.

(B) Apprenticeship

(1) Upon issuance of a certificate of registration, the applicant shall submit a certificate of apprenticeship, along with the applicable fee, certifying the commencement of the funeral director's apprenticeship credit time. The funeral director's certificate of apprenticeship shall bear the signature and certification of both the apprentice and the master funeral directors and shall be filed with the board no later than ten days after the beginning of any funeral director's apprenticeship credit time.

(2) Upon approval of a certificate of apprenticeship, the board shall issue an apprenticeship card, carrying the beginning date of the funeral director's apprenticeship credit time. This card shall be carried by the funeral director's apprentice at all times while engaged as a funeral director apprentice.

(3) The applicant shall satisfactorily complete not less than twelve months of apprenticeship under the direction of a master funeral director and which apprenticeship must be certified to the board according to its requirements. The apprenticeship shall be completed in no more than eighteen months from the date the apprenticeship commenced unless the master funeral director and apprentice comply with paragraph (C)(2) of this rule. During the funeral director's apprenticeship the applicant must personally assist in at least twenty-five funerals under the direct supervision of the master funeral director, and must complete the tasks listed on the "Funeral Director Task List." If the board finds that an apprentice did not adequately complete one or more tasks on the "Funeral Director Task List" or the "Embalmer Task List" or did not receive the necessary training during his or her apprenticeship, the board may set out remedial steps for the apprentice to undertake in order to complete his or her apprenticeship.

(4) During the time of funeral director's apprenticeship, the apprentice shall file with the board progress case reports quarterly upon forms supplied by the board. Failure to comply shall be grounds for voidance or suspension of apprenticeship credit time by the board.

(5) The apprentice shall report to any board member within thirty days after the first six months of apprenticeship credit time for a personal interview.

(6) During the period of funeral director's apprenticeship, the master funeral director under whom the apprentice funeral director is certified shall file with the board quarterly master funeral director reports on the apprentice's activities, including fulfillment of the tasks listed on the "Funeral Director Task List."

(C) Termination of funeral director's apprenticeship

(1) Upon completion of the full apprenticeship credit time, the applicant shall submit the following:

(a) The funeral director's termination of apprenticeship form bearing the signature and certification of both the apprentice and master funeral director to the dates of apprenticeship credit time. This termination of apprenticeship shall be filed with the board no later than thirty days after the completion of any period of apprenticeship;

(b) The certificate of registration;

(c) The apprenticeship card.

(2) In the event the apprenticeship is interrupted prior to the completion of the apprenticeship, the master funeral director and apprentice funeral director shall immediately notify the board of the interruption, and submit the funeral director's termination of apprenticeship form, and the funeral director's apprenticeship card.

(3) Failure to submit the embalmer's termination of apprenticeship form upon interruption of an apprenticeship prior to the completion of such apprenticeship shall be grounds for voidance by the board of the apprentice credit time.

(D) Examinations

(1) Upon approval of the termination of apprenticeship and successful completion of the full apprenticeship credit time, the applicant for an funeral director's license shall provide proof of earning a seventy-five per cent or higher on each section of a nationally-recognized comprehensive examination and sit for the Ohio laws and rules examination.

(2) Upon earning a passing score of seventy-five per cent or higher on each section of a nationally-recognized comprehensive examination and the Ohio laws and rules examination, the applicant shall submit to the board an application for funeral director's license, along with the applicable fee.

(E) Initial license

At the board meeting following receipt of the completed application for funeral director's license, and the applicable fee, the board may grant a funeral director's license.

Replaces: 4717-1-12

Effective: 01/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4717.04
Rule Amplifies: 4717.05
Prior Effective Dates: 6/19/74, 3/12/79, 1/1/84, 1/1/86, 7/1/87, 1/1/01, 11-10-05

4717-4-04 Requirements for funeral director's license without an embalmer's license.

(A) Registration

(1) The applicant for a funeral director's registration shall apply to the board on a form provided by the board for registration, together with the applicable fee prior to the commencement of an apprenticeship.

(2) The applicant shall provide an official college transcript, showing that the applicant has earned a bachelor's degree from a college or university authorized to confer degrees by the Ohio board of regents or comparable agency of another state in which the college or university is located.

(3) The applicant for registration shall provide and bear the cost of a criminal records check in accordance with section 4776.01 of the Revised Code at the time of the requested registration. The applicant shall establish that the individual has not been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction for any offense set forth in section 4717.05 of the Revised Code, or that at least five years has elapsed since the applicant was released from incarceration, a community control sanction, a post-release control sanction, parole, or treatment in connection with such offense.

(a) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name and address and with the name and address of the board.

(b) The applicant shall ask the superintendent of the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation in the request to obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has pertaining to the applicant.

(c) The board will only accept the results of a criminal records check that is submitted to the board directly by the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

(4) Upon approval of the application for registration, the board shall issue a certificate of funeral director's registration.

(B) Apprenticeship

(1) Upon issuance of a certificate of registration, the applicant shall submit a certificate of apprenticeship, along with the applicable fee, certifying the commencement of the funeral director's apprenticeship credit time. The funeral director's certificate of apprenticeship shall bear the signature and certification of both the apprentice and the master funeral director's and shall be filed with the board no later than ten days after the beginning of any funeral director's apprenticeship credit time.

(2) Upon approval of a certificate of apprenticeship, the board shall issue an apprenticeship card, carrying the beginning date of the funeral director's apprenticeship credit time. This card shall be carried by the funeral director's apprentice at all times while engaged as a funeral director apprentice.

(3) The applicant shall satisfactorily complete not less than twenty-four months of apprenticeship under the direction of a master funeral director and which apprenticeship must be certified to the board according to its requirements. The apprenticeship shall be completed in no more than forty-eight months from the date the apprenticeship commenced, unless the master funeral director and apprentice comply with paragraph (C)(2) of this rule. During the funeral director's apprenticeship the applicant must personally assist in at least fifty funerals under the direct supervision of the master funeral director, and must complete the tasks listed on the "Funeral Director Task List." If the board finds that an apprentice did not adequately complete one or more tasks on the "Funeral Director Task List" or did not receive the necessary training during his or her apprenticeship, the board may set out remedial steps for the apprentice to undertake to complete his or her apprenticeship.

(4) During the time of funeral director's apprenticeship, the apprentice shall file with the board progress case reports quarterly upon forms supplied by the board. Failure to comply shall be grounds for voidance or suspension of apprenticeship credit time by the board.

(5) The apprentice shall report to any board member within thirty days after the first six months of apprenticeship credit time for a personal interview, and shall report to any board member annually thereafter during any period of apprenticeship.

(6) During the period of funeral director's apprenticeship, the master funeral director under whom the apprentice funeral director is certified shall file with the board quarterly master funeral director reports on the apprentice's activities, including fulfillment of the tasks listed on the "Funeral Director Task List."

(C) Termination of funeral director's apprenticeship

(1) Upon completion of the full apprenticeship credit time, the applicant shall submit the following:

(a) The funeral director's termination of apprenticeship form bearing the signature and certification of both the apprentice and master funeral director to the dates of apprenticeship credit time. This termination of apprenticeship shall be filed with the board no later than thirty days after the completion of any period of apprenticeship;

(b) The certificate of registration;

(c) The apprenticeship card.

(2) In the event the apprenticeship is interrupted prior to the completion of the apprenticeship, the master funeral director and apprentice funeral director shall immediately notify the board of the interruption, and submit the funeral director's termination of apprenticeship form, and the funeral director's apprenticeship card.

(3) Failure to submit the embalmer's termination of apprenticeship form upon interruption of an apprenticeship prior to the completion of such apprenticeship shall be grounds for voidance by the board of the apprentice credit time.

(D) Examinations

(1) Upon approval of the termination of apprenticeship and successful completion of the full apprenticeship credit time, the applicant for a funeral director's license shall sit for a comprehensive examination and the Ohio laws and rules examination.

(2) Upon earning a passing score of seventy-five per cent or higher on all sections of a comprehensive examination and the Ohio laws and rules examination; the applicant shall submit to the board an application for funeral director's license, along with the applicable fee.

(E) Initial license

At the board meeting following receipt of the completed application for funeral director's license, and the applicable fee, the board may grant a funeral director's license.

Replaces: 4717-1-12

Effective: 01/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4717.04
Rule Amplifies: 4717.05
Prior Effective Dates: 6/19/74, 3/12/79, 1/1/84, 1/1/86, 7/1/87, 11-10-05

4717-4-05 Requirements for reciprocal funeral director's license.

(A) The applicant shall personally appear before the board for an interview and based upon the results of this interview may be permitted to take such an examination as the board requires for a reciprocal license. Prior to the interview the applicant shall furnish the board:

(1) A completed application for a reciprocal funeral director's license;

(2) Two character references;

(3) Evidence of compliance with requirements for licensure which are substantially equal to those found in Chapter 4717. of the Revised Code, including, but not limited to:

(a) Unless the applicant has been licensed for at least ten years in another state to conduct the business or profession of directing or supervising funerals, an official college transcript, showing that the applicant has earned a bachelor's degree from a college or university authorized to confer degrees by the Ohio board of regents or comparable agency of another state in which the college or university is located;

(b) Evidence of completion of a funeral director's apprenticeship or equivalent work experience;

(c) Verification of current licensure in another state.

(B) In addition to the requirements set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule, an applicant for registration must submit and bear the cost of a criminal records check in accordance with section 4776.01 of the Revised Code at the time of the requested application. The applicant shall establish that the individual has not been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction for any offense set forth in section 4717.05 of the Revised Code, or that at least five years has elapsed since the applicant was released from incarceration, a community control sanction, a post-release control sanction, parole, or treatment in connection with such offense.

(1) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name and address and with the name and address of the board.

(2) The applicant shall ask the superintendent of the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation in the request to obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has pertaining to the applicant.

(3) The board will only accept the results of a criminal records check that is submitted to the board directly by the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

(C) The applicant for a reciprocal funeral director's license shall provide proof of earning a seventy-five per cent or higher on each section of a nationally-recognized comprehensive examination and sit for the Ohio laws and rules examination.

(D) Upon earning a passing score of seventy-five per cent or higher on each section of a nationally-recognized comprehensive examination and the Ohio laws and rules examination, the applicant shall submit to the board an application for funeral director's license, along with the applicable fee.

Replaces: 4717-1-13

Effective: 04/10/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/10/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4717.04
Rule Amplifies: 4717.10
Prior Effective Dates: 6/19/74, 1/1/01, 11-10-05