Continuing Education

  • Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Dual licensees will need a total of six (6) hours of Board approved continuing education every renewal cycle. Renewal cycle is a two-year period that runs from July 1 of even years to June 30 of even years.
  • Apprentices & Student Permit holders are not required to attain continuing education
Continuing Education Exemptions

All exemption must be reported to CE Broker with each renewal cycle: Step-by-step instructions for reporting exemption

If you meet any of the following you are exempt from CE requirements. Funeral Home Managers are not eligible for exemption (SC Regulations 57-11(A)):

  • Licensee who is sixty (60) years of age or older; or
  • Licensee has been licensed for thirty (30) or more years with the SC Board of Funeral Service; or
  • Granted a waiver of continuing education from the Board due to disability or illness. Applications for waiver shall be submitted on forms approved by the Board and shall be signed by a licensed health care professional attesting to the licensee's inability to complete continuing education due to disability or illness. Waiver request [add link to form] may be submitted for review to the Board office at
Continuing Education Course Finder

For a list of approved courses, visit CE Broker Course Search.

Reporting Continuing Education

All Funeral Director and Embalmer licensees are to report their CEs to the CE Broker tracking system (Board Meeting 09/01/2022). Do not send CE certificates to the Board office as staff will not be able to upload on your behalf.

If the CE Provider is reporting course completion to CE Broker, licensees do not need to self-report. Check with the provider to confirm reporting.

If you have questions about setting up your CE Broker account or problems with your CE Broker account, please contact CE Broker Customer Support directly at (877) 434-6323, or via live chat at CE Broker - Submit a Request Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm Eastern time.