Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4717.02, Board members are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Board consists of seven (7) members. Five (5) members are required to be licensed practicing funeral directors, four (4) of which shall also be licensed embalmers (DUAL). Each of the funeral director members are required to have at least ten (10) consecutive years of experience in this state immediately preceding the date of the person's appointment. In addition, one (1) of the funeral director members must hold a crematory operator permit and be knowledgeable and experienced in operating a crematory. Two (2) members sitting on the Board must represent the public; at least one (1) of these members shall be at least sixty years of age.