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Embalmer Licensure Reinstatement of a Lapsed License

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


An applicant for reinstatement of a Connecticut license that has lapsed due to nonrenewal shall provide the following documentation:


A completed, notarized application with photograph and fee in the amount of $210.00 in the form or a bank check or money order payable to, "Treasurer, State of Connecticut";


A current curriculum vitae (CV) including a synopsis of professional activity since completion of embalmer school;


Verification of licensure in any state where a license is, or was ever held, submitted directly to this office by the state licensing authority.  Please select this link for the form.  Prior to the submission of the form, please contact the state board first as a fee may be required;


Verification from the appropriate authority confirming your most recent employment; including dates and an overall evaluation of your ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.


Please note that an application for reinstatement from an embalmer who has been out of active practice for more than 6 months is referred to the Connecticut Board of Examiners of Embalmers and Funeral Directors


The Board will make recommendations as to the applicants suitability for reinstatement.  Depending on the time elapsed since leaving active practice, the Board may require additional training or examination.  Applicants to whom this applies will receive further information from the Department upon receipt of an application.


All supporting documentation should be sent to:


Connecticut Department of Public Health

Embalmer Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax: (860) 707-1930