Funeral Director Only Apprenticeship

Apprentice Roadmap to Licensure

Step 1 - Apply for a Certified Apprenticeship - Funeral Director Only

APPRENTICESHIP DESIGNATION:

FUNERAL DIRECTOR ONLY

24-month term

 

An individual seeking to apply for a Certified Apprenticeship as a Funeral Director, must complete and submit the following items to the Board:
 

 
  1. Request an Official College Transcript(s)
    (The Board must receive the transcript(s) directly from the college and/or university)
     
  2. Complete a BCI & FBI Criminal Background Check from an authorized location.  
    Click Here for Locations
    (The Board must receive the BCI & FBI Criminal Background results directly from the Ohio Attorney General, not from a licensee nor any other entity)
     
  3. Create an Ohio eLicense account.  
    Click Here for Instructions
     
  4. Once logged in to your account, click "APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE"
    Under Select a License, a drop down menu will list all of the boards available license applications.
    At the top of the drop down menu choose
    "Certified Funeral Director Apprenticeship".
     
  5. Complete the application questions and upload the requested documents, including the Master's Certificate.
     
  6. Pay the online Application Fee.
     
  7. NOTE: STEPS 4, 5, and 6 MUST BE COMPLETED TWICE IF APPLYING FOR BOTH AN EMBALMERS LICENSE AND A FUNERAL DIRECTORS LICENSE.
     

Step 2 - Print Apprentice Task List and Master's Checklist of Required Task

Once your Funeral Director Only Apprenticeship has been certified by the Board Certification and Licensure Examiner, you will be ready for Step 2.

 

PRINT the Apprentice Task List - Funeral Director Only using the link below. 

All necessary tasks for your Embalmer Only Apprenticeship are contained in this list.

This is your primary checklist which you will be working from during your Apprenticeship.

You will not be submitting this form to the Board.

APPRENTICE TASK LIST - FUNERAL DIRECTOR ONLY OBEFD003

 

Next, PRINT the Master's Checklist of Required Tasks and give it to your Master.

All necessary tasks for your Apprenticeship are contained in this checklist which is to be used by your Master.

You and your Master will be working from these lists to ensure you are learning the required tasks for your Apprenticeship.

You will not be submitting this form to the Board.

MASTER'S CHECKLIST OF REQUIRED TASKS OBEFD004

Step 3 - File Quarterly Reports

Both the Apprentice and Master are responsible for completing Quarterly Reports.

All required reports will be submitted by the Apprentice through your eLicense account.

 

PRINT the Labeling and Submitting Instructions for Quarterly Reports - Funeral Director Only using the link below.

This document will provide you with valuable information on when to submit and how to label your electronic files for uploading to eLicense.

You will not be submitting this form to the Board.

LABELING AND SUBMITTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUARTERLY REPORTS - Funeral Director Only OBEFD007

 

PRINT the Apprentice Quarterly Case Report - Funeral Directing Case using the link below.

This form is to be completed by the Apprentice. You will fill out 1 form per Decedent.

If you assist with both the Arrangement Conference AND the Funeral/Memorial Service for the same Decedent, it will count for both a Funeral Directing Case and an Arrangement Conference.

You will be submitting this form to the Board.

APPRENTICE QUARTERLY CASE REPORT - Funeral Directing Case and Arrangement Conference OBEFD009

 

PRINT the Master's Quarterly Evaluation Report from the link below and give the printed form to your Master.

Your Master will fill out 1 Evaluation Report per quarter. 

This report is intended to provide both the Master and the Apprentice with a method of tracking the progress of the Apprentice. Degrees of knowledge and proficiency are recorded in this report, along with requests for additional training, and requests for contact with an Inspector.

Both you and your Master must sign the Master's Quarterly Evaluation Report.

You will be submitting this form to the Board.

MASTER'S QUARTERLY EVALUATION REPORT OBEFD010

Terminating Your Apprenticeship - Funeral Director Only

At the end of your 24-month Funeral Director Only Apprenticeship, you will need to follow the process for Terminating your Apprenticeship.

You will then be able to apply for your Initial Funeral Director License.

 

First, you will need to DOWNLOAD and PRINT the following forms.

After completing the forms, you will need to SCAN the completed pages and SAVE the forms to your hard drive as .pdf files.

When you have all of your documents ready, you will log into your eLicense account.

On your Dashboard under OPTIONS select TERMINATION OF APPRENTICESHIP. Use SUBMIT ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION to upload your files.

You will also need to upload a recent photo of yourself using the same procedure for the forms.

 

Certification of Funeral Directing Cases and Arrangement Conferences OBEFD013

Affidavit of Additional Training OBEFD014

Official Termination of Apprenticeship Form OBEFD015