Board of Funeral Services: FAQs
Q: What are the educational requirements to become a licensed funeral service practitioner in New Mexico?
- Applicants must graduate from an institution accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education or recognized by the United States Office of Education for Funeral Service Education.
- Applicants must serve as a licensed funeral service intern for not less than twelve months, under the supervision of a licensed funeral service practitioner.
- For a complete checklist and application (Click HERE)
Q: Where can I attend a course on contagious and infectious disease training?
Most funeral establishments provide this information or you can check the board’s continuing education log provided on the website.
Q: As a funeral service intern under direct supervision, am I required to submit continuing education?
No. You are only required to submit continuing education if you are a funeral service intern under general supervision.
Q: If I have more than the required continuing education hours for my renewal period, am I allowed to carryover any of those hours to the next renewal period?
No. There shall be no reduction or prorating of continuing education hours required for the next renewal period.
Q: Can I get continuing education hours for attending a board meeting?
Yes. Attending a board meeting can go towards your continuing education hours depending on the length of the meeting, but not to exceed four (4) hours.