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Board of Mortuary Science - Home

The Iowa Board of Mortuary Science evaluates the qualifications of applicants for Funeral Director , funeral home establishment and cremation establishment licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify.

The Board establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed Funeral Directors, funeral home establishments and cremation establishments and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.

The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed Funeral Director, licensed funeral home establishment and licensed cremation establishment, as such, promotes the public health, welfare and safety.

Licensees are responsible for meeting all licensure requirements and should review the rules carefully and frequently. Select Laws and Rule listed on the left and scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Licensure Definitions, Licensure Renewal, Reactivation and other important content specific to this profession.

Contact Information:
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone (515) 281-0254
FAX (515) 281-3121

Media Questions (515) 281-6693

Online Licensure Services: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays