Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-13-73 - Scope of examination

Section 34-13-73 - Scope of examination.

(a) The applicant for a funeral director's license, before the application is granted, shall successfully pass an examination upon, but not limited to, the following subjects: Funeral directing, the manners in which death may be determined, the laws governing the preparation and disposal of human dead bodies and the shipment of bodies dying from infectious or contagious diseases, and local health and sanitary ordinances in relation to funeral directing. The examination shall be prepared and graded as prescribed by rule of the board. The board may review and adopt, in whole or in part, examination questions, forms, examinations, and passing criteria proposed by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, or a successor organization, and may use the uniform nationwide conditions of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, or other organization approved by the board.

(b) The board shall examine applicants for a funeral director's license in all of the following subjects:

(1) Mortuary management and administration.

(2) Mortuary law.

(3) Basic accounting principles.

(4) Funeral directing.

(5) Other courses of instruction in fundamental subjects as may be prescribed by the board.

(c) All examination papers shall be kept on file by the board for at least three years.

(d) To constitute a passing grade, an applicant shall earn an average score of at least 75 percent.

(e) If the board is satisfied that an applicant has the requisite qualifications to practice the occupation of funeral directing, a license shall be issued authorizing the applicant to practice such occupation until October 1 of that year, at which time the license may be renewed as prescribed in this chapter.

(f) The board may delegate the responsibility of conducting or administering a license examination to any qualified person or entity who is not a member of the board.

(g) An applicant may take the required license examination during the time that his or her application for license is pending.

(Acts 1975, No. 214, p. 705, §14; Act 2009-12, p. 22, §3; Act 2011-623, p. 1439, §1; Act 2014-125, p. 206, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021