Information for Funeral Directors

Licensing and Regulation

The Office of Health Professionals Regulation oversees the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, which licenses and certifies crematory facilities, funeral establishments, funeral directors, embalmers, and intern funeral directors.

Applications for licensure (Funeral Director/Embalmer, Intern, Funeral Establishment, Funeral Establishment Branch Office, or Crematory) must be downloaded and printed. Completed forms should be mailed to the address noted on the application. Forms will not be accepted via email or fax.

Funeral Planning

According to Rhode Island law, all Rhode Islanders can designate another person to be responsible for their funeral arrangements, regardless of their relationship to that person. If such a designation wasn’t made, Rhode Island law only allows a spouse or next of kin to make funeral arrangements. more