Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Undertaker Licensing Requirements

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Funeral directors, embalmers, and undertakers need licenses. These licenses are from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

Applicants must meet education requirements and pass an exam. Funeral directors and undertakers in New York City must register with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).



For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Health
Bureau of Funeral Directing
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 402-0785
Fax: (518) 402-0784
funeral@health.state.ny.us
Website: http://www.health.state.ny.us

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)
Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street, Room 125
CN-4
New York, NY 10013
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Burial Desk/Funeral Director Registration
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/health

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