The Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service has waived 832 IAC 4-1-1(e), removing the maximum hour of continuing education that may be obtained through distance learning. This waiver is set to expire at the end of the public health emergency.  A copy of the waiver can be found online at https://www.in.gov/pla/files/07-06-20-Funeral-and-Cemetery-Waiver.pdf.  There has been no change in the number of CE hours required to renew.      

Once the emergency declaration ends, if a licensee has not obtained all CE hours via distance learning during the ED, the remaining balance above 5 hours would need to be live courses.



COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number | Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

  • FEMA pre-call checklist - CLICK HERE
  • FEMA POLICY: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Individuals and Households Program Policy (Interim) FEMA Policy FD 104-21-0001 - CLICK HERE
  • Funeral Assistance FAQ - CLICK HERE
  • FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths - CLICK HERE

    CLICK HERE for a pdf of the above links


DRIVE website: https://www.in.gov/isdh/28076.htm


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The Indiana Funeral Directors Association was founded in 1880 by 47 charter members. Today IFDA has grown to over 480 member firms. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IFDA provides membership services and continuing education opportunities throughout the state. 


The mission of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association is to enable its member firms and their staffs to identify and proactively address their professional needs. 

IFDA is dedicated to fulfilling its mission by:  

  • Recognizing critical issues within funeral service and providing appropriate solutions to those issues as well as addressing both external and internal audiences in all matters pertinent to the funeral profession;  
  • Being the preeminent funeral service advocate before governmental agencies, consumer groups, and suppliers;  
  • Providing educational opportunities that will enhance professionalism in its membership; and,  
  • Serving as a professional and ethical information resource to which its members may rely upon for timely and relevant assistance.

Careers in Funeral Service

The Funeral Service Professional

  • Works with the bereaved, providing sensitive, effective intervention during a time of emotional need. 
  • Is a professional caregiver who enables families and communities to express their concern for life and the living. 
  • Is a motivated man or woman who practices a unique vocation and who is legally required to possess certain professional qualifications.
  • Is involved in a variety of activities within the community. 
  • Carries out administrative and logistical tasks required by law, custom, and accepted practice. 

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