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Illinois Funeral Continuing Education Requirements

Funeral Continuing Education Provider Number: 274.000086


What are the Funeral Continuing Education requirements for Illinois?

Funeral Directors

12 hours total

Funeral Director & Embalmer Combined

24 hours total

Are there any subject area requirements for Illinois Funeral CE?

All Licenses

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: 1 CE hour

Funeral Director & Embalmer Combined

  • Funeral Directing: Minimum 6 CE hours
  • Embalming: Minimum 6 CE hours

When does Illinois Funeral CE have to be completed?

5/31 every odd year

Can Funeral CE courses be repeated?

Courses cannot be repeated more than once in a 2 year license term.

Are there any Funeral CE credit type limits?

Funeral Directors

  • Self-Study: Maximum 6 CE hours
  • Insurance Courses: Maximum 3 CE hours

Funeral Director & Embalmer Combined

  • Self-Study: Maximum 12 CE hours
  • Insurance Courses: Maximum 6 CE hours

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

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

What is the Illinois Funeral license renewal process?

Licensees will receive email reminder notifications when the renewal period opens. Licensees will receive multiple reminder emails to renew as the deadline gets closer. Funeral professionals are required to self-report course credit hours earned to the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation as part of the license renewal process.

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What are the WebCE Illinois 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 Illinois Funeral CE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase

How often does WebCE report Illinois Funeral CE course completions?

WebCE does not report course completions to the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Illinois Funeral CE courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. Licensees should maintain certificates in case the state requests copies.

What are the Illinois Funeral CE requirements for non-residents?

Funeral directors and embalmers licensed in Illinois but residing and practicing in other states must comply with the Illinois CE requirements.

Are there any CE exemptions?

  • Actively licensed for at least 40 years
  • Licensees may request waivers due to illness or other extenuating circumstances
  • Full-time active duty in the military service of the United States, or temporary active duty in the military service or state militia for a period of time exceeding 120 consecutive days during the prerenewal period

Who to contact for additional questions

Illinois Professional Services Section

Department of Professional Regulation
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 3/1/2023