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Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
John Kasich, Governor and Tim Derickson Executive Director
As servants of the public, our mission is to protect consumers and regulate the funeral service profession by establishing a standard of competency through the licensure of embalmers, funeral directors, crematory facilities, embalming facilities, and funeral homes. The quality of service provided by the Board ensures public health, establishes fair business practices and protects a vulnerable clientele.

To file a complaint against a license click this link COMPLAINT FORM

Tim Derickson has been named Director for Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Click here PRESS RELEASE, to read the announcement.

remaining of the two-year compliance period of January 01, 2015 through December 31, 2016. Each person licensed as an embalmer or funeral director is required to have a minimum of eighteen continuing education hours. If you have not achieved the required number of hours to date, please consider attaining hours before the approaching deadline. Click these links Ohio Revised Code , Ohio Administrative Code , for additional information regarding continuing education requirements.

All meetings will be held on the 31st Floor of the Riffe Center located at 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, unless otherwise noted. All Board meetings are open to the public. Apprentice Interviews are not public meetings.

The Board meets monthly. Click this link MEETING SCHEDULE, to view meeting dates and times.

MEETING MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE "MEETINGS" TAB ABOVE. MINUTES SHALL BE CONSIDERED UNOFFICIAL UNTIL READ AND APPROVED BY FORMAL VOTE AT A SUCCEEDING REGULAR MEETING. Please note the names and identifying information on all Compliance Recommendations to Charge agenda items are redacted from discussion and proposed notices during deliberation. Matters are referred to only by case number. Identifying information is later added during the writing of the minutes based upon the correlating case number.


A Criminal Records Check in accordance with section 4776.01 of the Revised Code is required for all parties to any application for licensure.

Click this link Licensing for Military Members and Spouses, for Military Members and Spouses licensing information.

License verification information is accessible to the public; which includes limited contact, credential and enforcement data. Click this link LICENSE VERIFICATION, to view current license information. Those who are legally able to provide funeral services are listed as "Active".

For more information, please contact the board office by clicking here.