Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-13-94 - Scope and conduct of examination

Section 34-13-94 - Scope and conduct of examination.

(a) The board shall examine applicants for an embalmer's license in all of the following subjects:

(1) Mortuary management and administration.

(2) Legal medicine and toxicology.

(3) Public health, hygiene, and sanitary science.

(4) Mortuary science, to include embalming technique, in all aspects; chemistry of embalming, color harmony; discoloration, its causes, effect, and treatment; treatment of special cases; restorative art; funeral management; and professional ethics.

(5) Anatomy and physiology.

(6) Chemistry, organic and inorganic.

(7) Pathology.

(8) Bacteriology.

(9) Sanitation and hygiene.

(10) Public health regulations.

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

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

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

(d) The board may issue an embalmer's license to an applicant who receives a passing grade on a recognized national embalmer's examination approved by the board.

(e) If the board is satisfied that the applicant has the requisite qualifications to practice the occupation of embalming, a license shall be issued to him or her authorizing him or her 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, §18; Act 2009-12, p. 22, §3; Act 2011-623, p. 1439, §1; Act 2014-125, p. 206, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021