Board of Funeral Services: Background Report Instructions
Background Check for Initial License Application
Pursuant to the New Mexico Funeral Services Act [§ 61-32-6, NMSA 1978], the following applicants for initial licensure must submit to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) state criminal history background check:
- Funeral Service Interns
- Funeral Arrangers
- Funeral Embalmers
- Funeral Service Practitioners
- Direct Disposers
New Mexico Department of Public Safety
P.O Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
The Authorization for Release of Information form must be completed and mailed to the Department of Public Safety Records office at the address above. You must include the $15 background check fee as a check or money order only.
Click HERE for a list of criminal convictions that could disqualify an applicant from receiving a license or registration.
Please Note: Background checks will be processed by board staff every Friday.