What is Limited Licensure?

Funeral Director Limited licensure is available only to funeral directors validly licensed by another jurisdiction ( U.S. state, possession, territory or District of Columbia) provided that the jurisdiction where he or she is licensed grants a similar privilege to Delaware-licensed funeral directors (24 Del. C. §3108). Delaware currently has limited licensure agreements only with the States of Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Funeral Director Limited licensure allows the licensee to:

  • make a removal of a dead human body in Delaware
  • return the body to another state or country
  • return dead bodies from another state or country to Delaware for final disposition
  • complete the family history portion of the death certificate
  • sign the death certificate in his or her capacity as a licensed funeral director
  • execute any other procedures necessary to arrange for the final disposition of a dead human body.

Requirements for Limited Licensure Applicants

  • Enclose the non-refundable processing fee for Funeral Director Limited by check or money order made payable to "State of Delaware."
  • Arrange for the Board office to receive verification of your current licensure as a funeral service practitioner in either Maryland or Pennsylvania , sent directly from each state to the Board office.