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NOTICE: Licensees scheduled for Continuing Education courses should check with the course provider for information regarding course scheduling due to the impact of Hurricane Florence.

North Carolina Board of Funeral Service



Ensuring Funeral Directors are
Fully Qualified and Licensed




Continuing Education

Information and complete listings are on the Continuing Education Information and Listings page.

The NC Board of Funeral Service will sponsor the following Continuing Education Course:

“NCBFS Preneed Review”
Contact Brett Lisenbee at (919) 218-8083 or e-mail blisenbee@ncbfs.org to register
($25 / 3 Hours)

This course is being hosted by Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. The Funeral Home will be offering a catered lunch to attendees following the course.

Pre-registration is preferred and cash will not be accepted at the door. Please pre-register on or before 6-11-19.

To pay on-line, please go to: https://ncbfs.org/laws/fees-and-payments/

Classroom CE Courses

Various Sponsors provide CE training in the classroom, at various locations. Our comprehensive list is kept up-to-date, and contains class information, fees, locations and Sponsors.

Complete List of Classroom Courses

Online CE Courses

There are many CE courses available to take online. These are provided by various Sponsors, and can be taken at the student’s convenience.

Complete List of Online Courses

Webinar CE Courses

Webinars are growing in popularity. They combine the ease of online home study with the advantages of a classroom course. Often webinars are able to offer more CE credit than the two-hour online limit the Board’s rules currently impose.

Complete List of Webinar Courses


Next Board Meeting

The board will not meet in July.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for June 12, 2019 at the NCBFS Office: 1033 Wade Avenue, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27605.

Readoption of Rules

In accordance with N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.2, the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service hereby notifies you that it voted at its meeting on March 13, 2019 to file a Notice of Text proposing readoption of existing rules with substantive changes.  Please see the attached Memorandum regarding the rules proposed for readoption with substantive changes here.  Please see the proposed rules for readoption with substantive changes here

The Board will be accepting public comment on the rules proposed for readoption with substantive changes until the close of business on Friday, June 14, 2019.  If you wish to submit public comment about any of the proposed rule classifications, you may do so by either mailing a public comment to the attention of the Board’s Executive Director, Stephen E. Davis, by US Postal Service or other delivery service to 1033 Wade Avenue, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27605, by fax to (919) 733-8271, or by e-mail to sdavis@ncbfs.org.  The definition of "public comment" as provided by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A(a)(5) is as follows:  "Public comment. – Means written comments objecting to the rule, in whole or in part, received by an agency from any member of the public, including an association or other organization representing the regulated community or other members of the public."  "Public comment" is defined by G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A(c)(2), in order for the Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in G.S. 150B-21.9(a).

Revised Death Certificate

The revised death certificate currently is available on DHHS, Division of Public Health, Vital Records’ website, under the "Funeral Directors" tab.

Certificate of Performance/Preneed Calculator

Certificate of Performance [COP] (fillable BFS PN-5)
COP – IP Calculator (XLSX file, revised April 2019)
IP Calculator Instructions (revised April 2019)

Inspector On-call Schedule

Please be aware that fluctuations due to various factors, such as work load, unplanned issues, and available personnel, may affect where a call is routed.

Monday Brett Lisenbee (919) 218-8083
Tuesday Darrell Cagle (919) 604-4828
Wednesday Chris Stoessner (919) 215-8851
Thursday Karen Davis-Brunson (919) 219-8701
Friday Terri Robinson-McLean (919) 410-4608