You will note that the 2015 renewal forms look different. Each form is personalized and has licensees contact information, as well as the Continuing Education that was taken and reported to us by the CE provider. If there are errors/changes in the information, please correct.
The forms will list hours that were reported prior to the printing date of this form, approximately October 24, 2014. If you have taken hours that are not listed on your form, please write them in, listing the Name of the Program, number of hours and the approval number. We will contact CE Vendor for verification. REMEMBER, you must report 6 hours of CE in order to renew your license; you can carry over 3 hours.
EXEMPTIONS FROM CONTINUING EDUCATION
If you were licensed this year, you are exempt. If you are inactive (not working), you are exempt. If you are 65 years of age, and have had a license for 20 consecutive years, you are exempt. BEING EXEMPT FROM CE DOES NOT EXEMPT YOU FROM PAYING FOR YOUR LICENSES. If you have a LIFETIME license, you are exempt. If you live out of state and do not practice in the State of Arkansas, you are exempt. Indicate what exemption you are claiming by writing on the renewal form.
ILL OR DISABLED EXEMPTION FROM CE
If you are seriously ill or disabled, the Board must be notified and provided with proper documentation from your personal physician. This documentation must be returned with your renewal. The Board will review such exemption requests on a case by case/year by year basis.
If you are practicing Funeral Directing and or Embalming at all, you may not claim this exemption.
All License Renewals, Personal, Establishment, Transport And Crematory Must Be In Office By December 31, 2014. Licenses Received After The 31st Are Delinquent. Licensees Are Prohibited From Working and Establishments Are Prohibited From Operating. Licensees Found In Violation Will Be Sanctioned.
The Funeral Director Who Manages The Establishment Must Send In His/Her Renewal Form With The Establishment Renewal Form. The Arkansas Department Of Health Will Be Notified Of Delinquent Establishments; They Will Not Accept Death Certificates Until Licenses Are Current. Establishments Found In Violation Will Be Sanctioned.
Managers must also complete the Manager change-Acceptance Form and submit with establishment renewal.
In order to renew your license(s) the form must be completed and correct fees must be included. Delinquent fees will be assessed if forms are not in the Board office by December 31, 2014. Delinquent fees are $50.00 dollars per quarter/per license. If your renewal is incomplete in any way it
Also please be aware that you will need to learn your Board ID# you can continue to use your current Funeral Director and/or Embalmer number, but the Board ID will need to be learned to renew online by next year. It also is what the CE Providers are going to be required to obtain from you when you attend any continuing education. The number is how we will identify you in the system.
Our online Roster Search should be up and running again soon. You will find that and additional information that has been added to our website www.arkansas.gov/fdemb
If you have any questions, comments, problems, call 501-682-0574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org