Oregon Statutes - Chapter 692 - Funeral Service Practitioners; Embalmers; Funeral Establishments; Cemetery and Crematory Operators - Section 692.105 - Embalmer license; application; qualifications of applicant.

(1) The State Mortuary and Cemetery Board shall issue a license to an individual to practice as an embalmer if the individual is 18 years of age or older, applies for a license and has successfully met the qualifications described in this section.

(2) An individual must apply for a license by applying to the board on an application form provided by the board.

(3) An individual applying for a license under this section must meet the following requirements:

(a) The individual must complete 12 months of practical experience as an embalmerís apprentice as provided in ORS 692.190.

(b) The individual must provide written evidence of graduation from an accredited program of funeral service education.

(c) The individual must obtain a passing score on the examination provided in ORS 692.130 or show evidence satisfactory to the board that the individual has successfully passed the National Board Examination as administered by the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.

(d) The individual must be knowledgeable in the application of state law.

(4) When an individual provides written evidence of graduation from an accredited program of funeral service education, if the individual does not show evidence satisfactory to the board, as provided under subsection (3) of this section, that the individual has passed the National Board Examination, the board may examine the individual as provided in ORS 692.130. In any case, however, the board shall not issue an embalmerís license until an individual has completed the apprenticeship qualification. [1983 c.810 §8; 1993 c.308 §5]

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