Bureau of Funeral Directing

Public Health Law section 3401 regulates all activities related to the business and practice of funeral directing for more than 1800 funeral firms; 4000 practitioners; 90 registered residents (individuals in training) and 400 funeral directing students including: licensure and registration of funeral directors, the inspection and registration of funeral firms, investigations of consumer/provider complaints related to practice of funeral directing, and continuing education and training of practitioners.

What's New

TO OBTAIN A DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR FEMA COVID-19 ASSISTANCE

If you need a death certificate or information on the FEMA funeral assistance, please visit: https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/fema_funeral_assistance.htm

2023 NYS Law Exams

The 2023 Law Exams are scheduled for January 19, May 18, and September 21.

2022 NYS Law Exams

The 2022 Law Exams are scheduled for January 20, May 19, and September 15.

Funeral Rights Brochures

New brochures are now available for the general public: A Consumer's Guide to Arranging a Funeral & Before Prepaying Your Funeral, Know Your Rights