AN ACT TO MODIFY FUNERAL SERVICE AND CREMATORY LICENSES AND PRACTICES.
Senate committee substitute to the 4th edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 90-210.25 by adding that to be licensed provisionally for the practice of funeral directing, an applicant has the burden of substantiating that the applicant (1) has completed a Board-approved application for a provisional license and paid the $500 application fee; (2) is at least 18; (3) is of good moral character; (4) possesses an an undergraduate degree or Associate of Applied Science degree in any field, or a diploma in funeral directing from a Board-approved curriculum at an accredited college of mortuary science; and (5) has a certified resident traineeship, is eligible for certification as a resident trainee, or has at least five years of professional experience under the supervision of a licensed funeral director. Sets a provisional license to expire on December 31 of each year and prohibits it from being renewed more than two times. Sets the renewal fee at $250. Requires a provisional licensee to complete at least five hours of continuing education each year. Allows the Board to issue a provisional licensee a funeral director license if within three years of first obtaining a provisional license, the licensee substantiates to the Board's satisfaction that the licensee has obtained passing scores on the specified exams.