DPH: Information for Licensed Embalmers with Invalidated Conference Exam Scores

Information for Licensed Embalmers with Invalidated Conference Exam Scores


Provisions of Section 24 of Public Act 17-146 that becomes effective October 1, 2017

Sec. 24. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 20-213, 20-217 and 20-227 of the general statutes, the Connecticut Board of Examiners of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and the Department of Public Health shall not take any disciplinary action pursuant to section 20-227 of the general statutes against a licensed embalmer or funeral director who received notification on or before October 1, 2017, that the licensee's score on the national board examination was invalidated as a result of the invalidation of such score if the licensee retakes and successfully completes the prescribed examination not later than October 1, 2018. Any affected licensee who fails to successfully complete the examination on or before October 1, 2018, shall have his or her license to practice as an embalmer or funeral director annulled, subject to the provisions of section 4-182 of the general statutes.

It is important that any embalmer or funeral director who received notification from the Conference that their national board examination test scores were invalidated on or before October 1, 2017 retake and successfully complete the national board exam on or before October 1, 2018 to avoid potential disciplinary action against their license.

Any licensed embalmer or funeral director with such invalidated score should contact the Conference ( http://theconferenceonline.org/examinations/national-board-exam/) to make arrangements to retake the exam.   We understand that the Conference is requiring anyone retaking the exam under these circumstances to also take an online ethics course.

Please note that individuals do not need to wait until October 1, 2017, to begin this process with the Conference.





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