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Individual License Categories

Burial rights brokers - a person who shall receive compensation to act as a third party to the sale or transfer of three or more burial rights in a 12-month period (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.281, F.S.)

Concurrent Intern (funeral director & embalmer intern) - The internship requirement for embalmers and funeral directors may be served concurrently pursuant to rules adopted by the licensing authority. An applicant for concurrent internship must meet all the separate requirements for the funeral director internship, and the embalmer internship. A full-time internship training served concurrently, consisting of both funeral director and embalming activities. (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.377, F.S., and rule 69K-18.003, F.A.C.)

Direct Disposer - means any person licensed under this chapter to practice direct disposition in this state. “Practice of direct disposition” means the cremation of human remains without preparation of the human remains by embalming and without any attendant services or rites such as funeral or graveside services or the making of arrangements for such final disposition. (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.602, F.S.)

Embalmer Apprentice - An embalmer apprentice may perform only those tasks, functions, and duties relating to embalming which are performed under the direct supervision of an embalmer who has an active, valid license. An embalmer apprentice is eligible to serve in an apprentice capacity for a period not to exceed 3 years. Under certain circumstances, the apprentice license may be extended for an additional 2 years. (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.371, F.S. and 69K-27.001, F.A.C.)

Embalmer Intern - An embalmer intern may perform embalming related-tasks only under the direct supervision of a Florida licensed embalmer in good standing. Direct supervision means responsible supervision and control, with the licensed embalmer providing both initial direction as well as periodic inspection of the work. The supervising embalmer shall be physically present or on the premises at all times when the intern is performing the services. An internship consists of 40 hours a week of embalming related work, for 50 weeks, completed within the contiguous 52-week period following issuance of the internship license. (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.370, F.S. and rule 69K-18.001, F.A.C.)

Embalmer - who provides initial direction and instruction regarding the preservation of a dead human body in its entirety or in part and who is physically present or on the premises of the funeral establishment or embalming facility at all times when performing the tasks, functions, and duties relating to embalming. “Practice of embalming” means disinfecting or preserving or attempting to disinfect or preserve dead human bodies by replacing certain body fluids with preserving and disinfecting chemicals.

(See complete licensure requirements under section 497.368, 497.369 & 497.005(29b) F.S.)

Funeral Director & Embalmer (combination license) - A person is permitted to hold a combination license as both an embalmer and a funeral director. (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.376, F.S.)

Funeral Director Intern - may perform funeral director related tasks only under the direct supervision of a Florida licensed funeral director. (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.375, F.S. and 69K-18.002, F.A.C.)

Funeral Director - the practice of funeral directing includes selling or offering to sell funeral services; removal of human remains from the state, on an at-need basis; planning or arranging funeral services, embalming, cremation or other services relating to final disposition on an at-need basis; and directing, being in charge or apparent charge of, or supervising, any funeral service held in a funeral establishment, cemetery, or elsewhere. Persons licensed as funeral directors pursuant to this chapter may engage in preneed sales for the preneed licensee with whom they are affiliated. A funeral director may only operate in affiliation with a licensed business. (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.372, F.S.)

Monument Establishment Sales Agent - Each person selling monuments, markers, or related products for a monument establishment must be licensed. (See additional license requirements under section 497.554, F.S.)

Preneed Sales Agent - any person who is licensed under this chapter to sell preneed burial or funeral service and merchandise contracts or direct disposition contracts in this state. All persons who offer preneed contracts to the public, or who execute preneed contracts on behalf of a preneed licensee, including all persons who offer, sell, or sign contracts for the preneed sale of burial rights. (See complete licensure requirements under section 497.466, F.S.)

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