Division of
Professional Regulation

License Renewal


Information About Renewal Applications for All Licenses

Funeral licenses expire on August 31 of even years (e.g., 2018, 2020).

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application. To complete the online renewal application, you must use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.

Please keep your contact information in our records up-to-date so that notices we send will reach you.  To check and update your contact information online, click Change Contact Information.


Renewing an Active License: Funeral Directors

You must attest to completing the required continuing education (CE). Section 9.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements. See also list of Approved Continuing Education.

Note:  If you are a Funeral Director who is 65 or older, you are exempt from the CE requirement. Also, Funeral Director Limited licenses do not have a CE requirement.


Renewing a Funeral Establishment License

You must provide information about the establishment’s mailing and location addresses, managing funeral director, and ownership.


Renewing a Lapsed License

If you do not complete renewal by the expiration date, your license will lapse. It is illegal to practice as a Funeral Director in Delaware or to operate a Funeral Establishment in Delaware while your license is lapsed.

You may file a late renewal application for up to one year after the expiration date. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you can file a late renewal application, it is illegal to practice or to operate an establishment in Delaware until the license is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”

If you fail to renew by the end of the one-year period, your license will terminate. To resume practicing or operating an establishment in Delaware after termination, you must reapply for licensure.

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