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Funeral directing; requirements for license to practice
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 34, TITLE 2
§ 3421. Funeral directing; requirements for license to practice. 1. In
order to be licensed, an applicant for licensure shall pass a funeral
directing examination prepared or approved by the department to
determine his knowledge and fitness therefor, as required by this
article. No person shall be permitted to enter funeral director school,
apply for a funeral directing examination or apply for a funeral
directing license without submitting to the department satisfactory
evidence of good moral character.

2. Except as provided in subdivision three, the department shall admit
to examination any applicant who pays a fee of forty dollars and submits
evidence subscribed and affirmed as true under the penalties of perjury
and satisfactory to the department that the applicant:

(a) is a citizen of the United States or a noncitizen lawfully
admitted for permanent residence in the United States;

(b) has satisfactorily completed a course of collegiate level study in
funeral service, the curriculum of which has been approved by the
department, consisting of not less than ninety quarter credits or sixty
semester credits in an institution or institutions approved by the
department or an accrediting agency recognized by the department;

(c) has upon entering an approved institution as herein provided for
the purpose of beginning his funeral service study, registered as a
student with the department upon a form to be provided by the
department, and has paid to the department a registration fee of fifty

3. Delay in registering as a student as herein required may be
excused, in the discretion of the commissioner.

4. The department shall issue a license to practice funeral directing
to an applicant for such license on the basis of the following

(a) who shall have successfully passed the examination as herein
provided in subdivision one of this section, and

(b) who pays a fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars, and

(c) who, after having passed such examination, serves a one year
period as a registered resident in a manner satisfactory to the
department, and

(d) who, has passed a second examination after or during the serving
of a one year period as a registered resident. The said examination
shall be on the New York state laws, rules and regulations relating to
funeral directing and shall be prepared or approved by the department of