Welcome to the Board of Mortuary Arts Website

Congratulations to J.W. Carey!

The Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA) has selected Mr. J.W. Carey as their new Executive Secretary. J.W. will start with the KSBMA on July 13th and will work with current Executive Secretary Mack Smith until Mack's retirement on September 4, 2020. Congratulations, J.W.!

                                                                                                      JW Carey
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Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Coronavirus Disease as it relates to deceased:

Interim Guidance for Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19, February 2020
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Governor's Executive Orders:

The location of the Newsroom for Governor Kelly can be found here.
20-49 Governor's Executive Order extending several existing Orders (including 20-39 listed below) until September 15, 2020 or until the Statewide State of Disaster Emergency extended by House Bill 2016 enacted during the June 2020 Special Legislative Session relating to COVID-19 expires, whichever is earlier, unless a separate expiration date is noted. The supplemental note for House Bill 2016 can be found here.
20-39 Governor's Executive Order extending professional and occupational licenses during state of disaster emergency.
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From the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA):

Situation Update: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
When a Loved One Dies During the Coronavirus Pandemic 
COVID-19 & Embalming
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From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

Frequently Asked Questions (note the section on: COVID-19 and Funerals)
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Information from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Updates on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
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Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE)

COVID-19 Resource Center
Postmortem Guidance for COVID-19
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An Update from the ICFSEB regarding Pearson VUE and the Availability of Testing Centers:

An update from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB) regarding the National Board Examination (NBE).

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Kansas License Renewals and Continuing Education:

Because at this time almost all on-sight (in person) continuing education programs have been canceled due to the Pandemic, the requirement on the maximum of 50% of home study/correspondence courses has been temporarily lifted. Individual license renewals may submit a maximum of twelve (12) hours of home study/correspondence hours (for embalmers and funeral directors) and a maximum of two (2) hours of home study/correspondence hours for crematory operators. This policy will be re-evaluated as necessary, and we will advise you accordingly. Thank you very much.

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License Renewal Due Dates

**Remember double fees will be charged for late renewal payments*

Due 5/31/2020
Individual renewals with the name beginning with the letter E.
Mailed Tuesday 4/7/2020.

Due 6/30/2020
Individual renewals with the name beginning with the letter F.
Mailed Tuesday 5/5/2020.

Due 7/31/2020
Individual renewals with the name beginning with the letter G.
Mailed Tuesday 5/26/2020.

Due 6/30/2020
Establishment renewals with the name beginning with the letter R-S.
Mailed Tuesday 5/5/2020.

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Continuing Education Events