Montana Board of Funeral Service

Board Information

Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.

 

Welcome to the Montana Board of Funeral Service

The Board of Funeral Service makes every effort to include on this website all relevant information pertaining to the licensing and regulation of morticians, mortician interns, mortuaries, crematory technicians, crematory operators, crematories, and for-profit cemeteries in Montana.
  • The mission of the Board of Funeral Service is protect the health, safety and well-being of Montana citizens through the regulation and oversight of funeral industry professionals and facilities.

    The board licenses morticians, mortician interns, mortuaries, crematory technicians, crematory operators, crematories, and for-profit cemeteries.

    The board makes every effort to include relevant and current information pertaining to licensing and regulation on our website.  Please contact us if you need additional information, or to provide comments on how we can improve the website.

  • Here are a few tips to facilitate the application and licensing process:

    • Online applications are the most efficient application method and allow you to upload your own supplemental forms directly into your application at any time.  Click the button to go to our Online Systemto out online system to create an account and begin your application. Paying the fee triggers the beginning of the staff review process. Be aware that to verify authenticity, some documents such as exam results, transcripts, and background checks must be sent to the department directly from the source and cannot be uploaded by the applicant.
    • Start your application as soon as possible. People who are about to graduate should submit applications prior to graduation. Applying early will facilitate the licensing process.
    • If you have submitted an application call 406-444-6880 to check on its status.
    • E-mail any questions on licensing requirements to dlibsdfnr@mt.gov.
    • HB 196 and SB 63 were signed into law by the Governor on 3/7/19. HB 196  takes effect immediately and reduces the minimum education requirements for morticians and mortician interns. SB 63 does several things, but the biggest change is allowing students enrolled in an accredited funeral service or mortuary science program to complete the degree program clinical practicum requirements in Montana under supervision. The board will begin discussing supervision requirements at its May meeting. SB 63 does not become effective until 10/1/19 which will give the board time to implement rules.
    • Click to access a memo with more details about bothHB 196 and SB 63 and their impacts to licensees and the public.
    • Make sure your address and e-mail information are up-to-date. You can update your information at any time by logging into your Online Account
    • E-mail is the board's primary form of communication so a current e-mail helps ensure you stay current on board information.
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