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 Reminder: Do not contact the Board about exam results. The Conference uses a secure electronic system to release exam results to the Board. Successful candidates should apply for licensure through elicense. Unsuccessful candidates need register to retake the exam with The Conference.

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After obtaining approval from the Ohio Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors, follow these steps:

1. Review the Candidate Handbook and The Conference Policies and Procedures carefully. As an exam candidate, you must agree to the terms and conditions.

You may also want to review the frequently asked questions.

2. Apply for the Laws & Rules Exam after you have reviewed the Candidate Handbook. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.

If you are seeking ADA accommodations, please review the ADA Testing Accommodations Handbook.

3. Prepare for the LR Exam. The Ohio Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors does not provide study material.

Ohio Laws and Rules content material:

  • Ohio Administrative Code – Chapter 4717
  • Ohio Administrative Code- 9.15
  • Ohio Administrative Code-Chapter 3701-5
  • Ohio Revised Code – Chapter 4717
  • Ohio Revised Code- Chapter 4511 (related to funeral profession)
  • Ohio Revised Code- Chapter 2108
  • Ohio Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics- Chapter 3705
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • US Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers compensation

4. Once you have received the confirmation email from The Conference that your application has been processed, you may schedule your examination. If you would like, you may locate a test center (follow link and click on “find a test center”) ahead of time.  You may also tour a test center to familiarize yourself with the general layout of a Pearson VUE testing location.

Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Phone: 614-466-4252
Fax: 614-728-6825


The purpose of the Laws Examination is to provide official licensing agencies with an evaluation of an applicant for licensure in the understanding of that state’s laws, rules, and regulations governing and relating to the field of funeral service. Each Laws Examination given is carefully developed by state licensing boards and administered through The Conference.

Please review the Candidate Handbook to obtain examination details for the exam you are taking. The exam is a timed, multiple choice examination. Each examination does contain a minimal amount of pretest items. The pretest items are non-scored items that are being pretested for possible inclusion as a scored item on a future examination. Your performance on the pretest items will not affect your score on the examination. The pretest and scored items will be mixed together on the examination. Candidates should answer all questions. You will have three minutes to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and one hour to complete the examination. Failure to agree to the Non-Disclosure Agreement will result in forfeiture of exam; resulting in a loss of funds.

The exam is administered through a program on networked personal computers; located at Pearson VUE professional testing facilities. This testing program will allow you to move freely through the exam, change answers, mark questions for later attention, skip questions, and review questions. Taking the examination requires little or no computer experience, and you will receive a brief tutorial to help you become comfortable with the testing equipment. The tutorial will not affect the amount of time you have to take the exam—your hour will begin when you actually start the exam.