1) provide the Board with: a completed application form and appropriate fees (see notes below), evidence of being a licensed funeral director in another state for a minimum of one year, a statement of good standing from home state board or agency by the 15th of the month prior to a scheduled board meeting (the statement of good standing from your current state board of licensure must be mailed directly to Kansas.)
2) be currently licensed in a state with educational requirements as high as those in Kansas, or individually meet current Kansas requirements. Licensure as a funeral director in another state for a minimum of one year is required. College transcripts should be sent to the board by the college directly.
3) appear before the board for an interview (to explain why Kansas licensure is desired.)
4) demonstrate the intent to practice funeral directing in the state of Kansas on a full-time or part-time basis.
5) pass the written Kansas funeral director examination with a minimum score of 75. The written examination is generally administered on the same day as your interview with the board.
6) pay the appropriate reciprocal, examination and initial funeral director licensure fees once licensure has been granted by the board. Initial licenses are prorated at $9.50 per month – based on an established renewal schedule pertaining to the first letter of your surname (last name). Individuals holding an assistant funeral director license will receive a credit of $7.50 per month for any remaining months of licensure. The full biennial renewal cost is $228.00.
NOTES ON RECIPROCAL APPLICATIONS: The reciprocal application fee is $350 (This fee remains the same regardless if applying for either one or both licenses) as long as applying for both licenses at the same time. * (in other words, should you apply for one reciprocal license and later apply for the other, it will be another application with the $350 associated fee). When applying for a reciprocal funeral director license, you also need to send an additional $200 examination fee. All fees, transcripts and applications are due by the 15th of the month prior to a scheduled board meeting. The board meets four times annually: January, April, July and October. Rule books are available for $5.00 through our office or can be printed at no cost from our website.
*Applicants licensed before July 1, 1991 may have 60 hours of college and a one year Mortuary School Certificate or an A.A.S. degree in Mortuary Science in order to meet reciprocal educational requirements.