Renewing or Reinstating an Individual License

INDIVIDUAL AND PROVISIONAL LICENSE RENEWALS

Please note: The TFSC Online Renewal Center will be down for maintenance starting Friday September 4, 2015 at 3pm through Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 8am. The Help Desk will be unavailable during this time.

Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Provisional Licensees can renew a license online at the TFSC Online Renewal Center.

 Online Renewal Instructions

If you renewed online and did not receive your license in the mail, contact the TFSC immediately. You must be able to provide the transaction receipt received upon completion of renewal online or the TFSC cannot trace the renewal.

Licensees may also renew using the following paper applications: 

 Individual Renewal Application

 Provisional Renewal Application

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

All active license holders must complete 16 hours of continuing education prior to a license being renewed. Active licensees who are 65 years of age or 75% disabled are required to obtain 10 hours of continuing education. Inactive retired or disabled licensees are not required to take any continuing education.

Mandatory continuing education subjects required during each renewal period include Ethics – 2 credit hours; Texas Mortuary Law Updates - 2 credit hours; and Vital Statistics Requirements and Regulations – 2 credit hours. 

The TFSC performs a random audit of continuing education credits. Each month 10 percent of individual licensees receive a letter with the renewal notice stating that he/she must submit his/her certificates to the TFSC prior to renewal. Failure to respond to this audit may delay or prevent the renewal of the license.

To find a continuing education course, contact an Approved Continuing Education provider.

 2015 Continuing Education Providers

TFSC rules provide that a licensee will be granted five hours of continuing education credit per renewal period for supervising a provisional license holder. Licensees must complete the following form and submit it along with provisional license holder case reports in order to be granted the credit hours.

 Application for CE Credit for Provisional Licensee Supervision

The TFSC allows individuals who have completed continuing education type training with non-approved providers to submit that course work for approval. The licensee must submit the following application and a $25 non-refundable fee within 30 days of completing the course. Submission of application and fee does not guarantee the TFSC will allow the hours to count toward the required 16.

 Non-Approved Provider CE Application

 

INDIVIDUAL LICENSE REINSTATMENT

A license that has been expired one year or more may be reinstated by completing the required application; retaking and passing the Mortuary Law exam; paying all applicable fees; submitting to an FBI background check and completing the required continuing education.

 Individual Reinstatement Application Packet

 Mortuary Law Exam Application

As the TFSC only retains Licensee files and information for one calendar year past the license’s expiration date, a licensee seeking reinstatement may be required to resubmit previously submitted documentation.

 

DUPLICATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

A licensee shall conspicuously display his/her license in each place of business at which the licensee practices. All licenses displayed must be the original embossed license issued by the TFSC and may not be a copy of the original license. The fee for a duplicate license is $5.00 per license. 

 Duplicate License Application