Board of Funeral Services: FAQs
Q: What are the educational requirements to become a licensed funeral service practitioner in New Mexico?
- Applicants must graduate from an institution accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education or recognized by the United States Office of Education for Funeral Service Education.
- Applicants must serve as a licensed funeral service intern for not less than twelve months, under the supervision of a licensed funeral service practitioner.
- For applications and NM-PLUS link, click HERE
Q: Where can I attend a course on contagious and infectious disease training?
Training course should meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards and CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommendations. Most funeral establishments will provide information for training.
Q: As a funeral service intern under direct supervision, am I required to submit continuing education?
No. You are only required to submit continuing education if you are a funeral service intern under general supervision.
Q: If I have more than the required continuing education hours for my renewal period, am I allowed to carry over any of those hours to the next renewal period?
No. There shall be no reduction or prorating of continuing education hours required for the next renewal period.
Q: Can I get continuing education hours for attending a board meeting?
Yes. Attending a board meeting can go towards your continuing education hours depending on the length of the meeting, but not to exceed four (4) hours.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IF I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY LICENSE?
If you have not received your license within 2 weeks, please notify the board office by emailing Funeral.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to a computer you may call 505-476-4970. Our staff will review the matter and contact you with an answer within 24 hours.
If it has been longer than one month that you have not received your license, you may be required to pay a duplicate license fee.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY QUARTERLY REPORTS?
Quarterly reports can be submitted by mail at P.O Box 25101, Santa Fe, NM 87504 or by email at email@example.com.