Mission Statement

To help protect the health, safety and welfare of the public through the licensure and regulation of the facilities and those who provide mortician and funeral directing services in Idaho.

Welcome to the Board's webpage! Information and announcements will be posted here. Please click the links on the left for specific areas of interest.


Licensing Freedom Act

Executive Order 2017-06 required State agencies to submit a report to the Office of the Governor no later than July 1, 2018. The report was to assess whether the licensure requirements are necessary and in the public interest while providing recommendations for improvement, modification or elimination. The Idaho Board of Morticians report can be found here.



The Bureau has been made aware of scam artists who may target licensees. If you get a call, e-mail, text or other communication from an individual claiming to represent the Bureau of Occupational Licenses or the Board, here is some information to help you identify whether it is a scam:

The Boards and the Bureau WILL NOT:

• Ask for personal information that does not relate to your license renewal (such as your credit card number or bank account number)
• Demand immediate payment on fines that are not yet due
• Ask for or accept prepaid cards such as Green Dot MoneyPak
• Offer to alter a disciplinary order that has already been entered by the Board
• Ask for or take payments over the phone

The Boards and the Bureau WILL:

• Send renewal notices in the mail
• Take payments on the official website at
• Send inspectors who have a State of Idaho photo ID to establishments

If you ever question whether a communication you received is from the Board or the Bureau, do not provide personal information or payment.  Instead, call the Bureau at (208) 334-3233 for assistance.

Click the Calendar link on the left for scheduled Board meetings and agendas.

"Funeral director" means any person engaged in or conducting, or holding himself out as engaged in or conducting, the directing or supervising of the burial, cremation or disposal of dead human bodies, or the arranging for funeral services for dead human bodies, or the selling of funeral goods and services to the public, or the conducting, directing or supervising of a funeral service.

"Mortician" means any person engaged in or conducting, or holding himself out as engaged in or conducting, any of the activities of a funeral director and in addition, the caring for or preparing dead human bodies for burial, cremation or disposal, and the disinfecting or preparing dead human bodies by embalming, or otherwise, for funeral service, transportation, burial, cremation or disposal.

Mortician services, funeral establishments and crematories are regulated in Idaho. All funeral directors, morticians and facilities are required to be licensed.

Please contact the Board if you have questions via phone at (208) 334-3233 or via E-mail at