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49 Pa. Code § 13.11. General requirements.


§ 13.11. General requirements.

 (a)  Persons engaging in the profession of a funeral director in this Commonwealth shall be licensed by the Board and by the Commissioner.

 (b)  To qualify as a candidate for the licensing examination, the applicant shall be 21 years of age or older, of good moral character and shall present satisfactory evidence to the Board that the applicant has satisfied the educational and training requirements of the act and this chapter.

 (c)  In addition to the educational and training requirements, an applicant for licensure in this Commonwealth shall pass a combined oral, practical and written examination. A limited exception will be the granting of a restricted license to estates, widow’s or widower’s of deceased funeral directors.

 (d)  An applicant for licensure as a funeral director in this Commonwealth shall complete at least 3 hours of training in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with §  13.308(a) (relating to child abuse recognition and reporting—mandatory training requirement) as a condition of licensure.


   The provisions of this §  13.11 amended under section 16(a) of the Funeral Director Law (63 P.S. §  479.16(a)); and 23 Pa.C.S. § §  6301—6388.


   The provisions of this §  13.11 adopted September 12, 1966; amended October 19, 1973, effective October 20, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2392; amended November 11, 1977, effective November 12, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3306; amended December 6, 1991, effective December 7, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 5645; amended March 18, 2022, effective March 19, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1600. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (369747).

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