The Texas Funeral Services Commission



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ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT TO AN FBI BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO APPLICATION PROCESSING. FAILURE TO SUBMIT TO THE BACKGROUND CHECK WILL RESULT IN NO ACTION TAKEN FOR ANY APPLICATION SUBMITTED.

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FAST INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
APPLICATION FOR TEXAS APPLICANTS
(Not for Out of State Applicants)
APPLICATION FOR OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS
CRIMINAL HISTORY EVALUATION LETTER

General Licensing Requirements for the State of Texas

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GENERAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS

Provisional Information
Anyone submitting an application for a provisional license must include the signed last page of the FDIC/EIC Instruction on the Provisional License Program document. In addition you, not the mortuary school, must provide proof of enrollment or provide a copy of your transcripts. Failure to do so will result in your applications being returned with no action taken. Initial Provisional and Reciprocal licenses may be applied for online at www.Texas.gov.

When you have met all the requirements of the program you will be notified by the Commission via letter with regards to receiving your regular individual license. Until you are notified by the Commission, all fees paid, and all administrative paperwork completed you are still a provisional licensee and must continue to be supervised. Do not call and request your paperwork mailed to you…the Commission will have all the information and will send you your notification when you have met all the requirements.

***Notice to clarify the confusion regarding the authorization to embalm form.***

 Please be advised that the notation on the form that states "Mortuary Students may only participate in embalming if permission is in writing and in the possession of the Licensed Embalmer at the time of the procedure" applies only to Mortuary Students that are not licensed as Provisional Licensees.
 

NEW *** ATTENTION PROVISIONAL LICENSEE

There have been some major changes to the provisional licensing program that will have a direct impact on the completion of your program. With the adoption of several new rules the procedures required for the provisional program has changed.

Effective immediately you no longer are required to have a sponsor. However, pursuant to Texas Administrative Code 203.6, Provisional Licensees, you are now required to report directly to the Funeral Director in Charge (FDIC) or the Embalmer in Charge (EIC), whichever is applicable. It is the responsibility of the provisional licensee and the FDIC and/or the EIC to schedule case work sufficient for the successful completion of the provisional program. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the FDIC and/or EIC to ensure the provisional licensee under their employment has direct supervision at all times.

Beginning September 1, 2009, the monthly funeral director and embalmer training reports will no longer be submitted to the Commission. The original training report shall be submitted to your FDIC or EIC, whichever is applicable. Two copies of the original training report should be made by the provisional licensee, one copy for the establishment files, and one copy for the provisional licensee’s records. Your FDIC and/or EIC will keep track of the number of case credit you receive each month. There is one document for case reporting that can be used for either funeral directing or embalming.

Once all requirements of the provisional program have been met your FDIC and/or EIC will notify the Commission in writing that you are ready to exit the program and become fully licensed.

It is the intention of the TFSC to ensure quality training by the industry with hands-on teaching. With the changes that have taken place those in the program should find the new procedures less cumbersome and more relaxed, while still maintaining the integrity of the death care industry in the state of Texas.

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APPLICATION CHECKLIST AND INSTRUCTIONS
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APPLICATION FOR PROVISIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR
APPLICATION FOR PROVISIONAL EMBALMER
FDIC/EIC LETTER
INSTRUCTION ON THE PROVISIONAL LICENSE PROGRAM
REPORTING FORM
AMENDMENT TO REGISTRATION OF PROVISIONAL LICENSE
ACCREDITED TEXAS MORTUARY SCHOOLS

ELIGIBILITY FOR PROVISIONAL LICENSE

INFORMATION NEEDED FOR CRIMINAL CONVICTION
MORTUARY LAW EXAM APPLICATION
MORTUARY SCHOOLS OFFERING ONLINE PROGRAMS
FAST INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
APPLICATION FOR TEXAS APPLICANTS
(Not for Out of State Applicants)
APPLICATION FOR OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS

Individual Licensing
The Texas Funeral Service Commission will no longer be mailing paper renewal forms. Each licensee can now renew their professional licenses online at Texas.gov. If you need a paper renewal form, you must submit your request in writing either by mail or via facsimile.
www.texas.gov

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APPLICATION FOR DUPLICATE LICENSE
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR CRIMINAL CONVICTION
REINSTATEMENT APPLICATION

Reciprocal Licensing

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RECIPROCAL APPLICATION
FAST INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
APPLICATION FOR TEXAS APPLICANTS
(Not for Out of State Applicants)
APPLICATION FOR OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR CRIMINAL CONVICTION

Establishment Licensing
The Texas Funeral Service Commission will no longer be mailing paper renewal forms. Each licensee can now renew their professional licenses online at Texas.gov. If you need a paper renewal form, you must submit your request in writing either by mail or via facsimile.
www.texas.gov

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APPLICATION FOR FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT
APPLICATION FOR COMMERCIAL EMBALMING FACILITY
APPLICATION FOR A CREMATORY ESTABLISHMENT
APPOINTMENT OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR IN CHARGE
APPOINTMENT OF EMBALMER IN CHARGE
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REMOVAL OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR IN CHARGE
REMOVAL OF EMBALMER IN CHARGE
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AUTHORIZATION TO EMBALM
AUTHORIZATION TO EMBALM (EN ESPANOL)

 


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