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Licensing Exams

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ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director
Stephen Davis
(919) 743-5635
Assistant Director
Amy D. Acord
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Administrative Officer 
Karen Loveland
(919) 743-5632
Continuing Education
Glenda Ryan
(919) 743-5642
At-Need Services/ Licensure
Amy D. Acord
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Traineeship
Deborah Adams
(919) 743-5636

PRENEED SERVICES

Preneed Program Manager
Paul Richardson
(919) 743-5637
Senior Preneed Services Specialist
Rebecca Williams
(919) 743-5639 
Preneed Services Specialist    
Phyllecia Townsend-Banks    
(919) 743-5641

NC Licensing Exams

Exams

The following exams must be passed to become licensed in North Carolina.

 

Funeral Director

  1. North Carolina Laws and Rules Exam -and-
  2. North Carolina State Board Exam for Arts -and-
  3. North Carolina Pathology Exam

 

Funeral Service Licensee

  1. North Carolina Laws and Rules Exam -and-
  2. Either:
    • National Board Exam (Arts & Science Sections)
      -or-
    • North Carolina State Board Exam for Arts -and-
    • North Carolina State Board Exam for Science

 

Embalmer

  1. North Carolina Laws and Rules Exam -and-
  2. Either:
    • National Board Exam (Science Section)
      -or-
    • North Carolina State Board Exam for Science
 

Applying to Register for Exams

Your application and fee must be received prior to registering for an exam.

A completed Application consists of the following:

  • Application Form submitted by the applicant (fillable BFS-12(a))
     
  • Application Fee
     
  • Certified school transcripts (received directly from the mortuary school)
     
  • If out-of-state applicant: A written version of licensure, which must be submitted by another State Board of Examiners

Use the Registration Links (below) after your application has been received.

 

Registering for Exams

Testing fees are paid directly to the test provider. Please contact the test provider with questions for that specific test.

Exam

Test Provider

Registration Link

North Carolina Laws and Rules Exam Castle Worldwide
North Carolina State Board (Arts & Science Exams) International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
North Carolina Pathology Exam International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
National Board Exam (Arts & Science Sections) International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards