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Rhode Island Funeral Continuing Education Requirements

Funeral Continuing Education Provider Number: APFSP #1037



What are the Funeral Continuing Education requirements for Rhode Island?

Funeral Directors & Embalmers

5 hours total

Are there any subject area requirements for Rhode Island Funeral CE?

OSHA: 3 CE Hours

Can Funeral CE courses be repeated?

Courses cannot be repeated more than once in a 1 year license term.

When does Funeral CE have to be completed?

12/31 annually

Can Funeral CE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

Excess CE credit hours earned in one license term may not be carried forward to the next license term.

What is the Rhode Island Funeral license renewal process?

  • Prior to the expiration of a license, the Board will mail a renewal application and notice of renewal fee to licensees. Applications and renewal fee must be received on or before the 31st day of December. After the 15th day of January the license is considered lapsed.
  • Licensees are NOT required to send in evidence of continuing education hours at the time of renewal. The Board will randomly select licensees for a post renewal audit.
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What are the WebCE Rhode Island Funeral CE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are online approved self-study courses with non-monitored open-book final exams. Students should read through course material then complete exam.
  • Passing score: 70%
  • If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

What is the access period for WebCE Rhode Island Funeral CE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase

How often does WebCE report Rhode Island Funeral CE course completions?

WebCE does not report course completions to the Rhode Island Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Rhode Island Continuing Education courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. Licensees should keep all certificates a minimum of 2 years for state auditing purposes.

What are the Rhode Island Funeral CE requirements for non-residents?

Anyone who holds an active funeral director/embalmer license in Rhode Island must meet Rhode Island’s CE requirements.

Are there any CE exemptions?

  • New licensees licensed after the December 31st renewal date are exempt from CE requirements until the next renewal cycle (January 1st of next year).
  • Funeral directors/embalmers who were sixty-five (65) years of age or older and had forty (40) years of experience are exempt from these continuing education requirements.

Who to contact for additional questions

Rhode Island Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's licensing department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 3/15/2022