36-19-21. Funeral service--License requirements.

The board may issue a license to practice funeral service to any person who:

(1)    Is at least eighteen years of age;

(2)    Submits an application on a form prescribed by the board;

(3)    Pays the application fee established by the board, in accordance with § 36-19-12.1;

(4)    Has completed at least ninety credit hours offered by an accredited institution of higher education and obtained a degree or a certificate from a mortuary science or funeral service program that is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education;

(5)    Has completed one year as a trainee under a person licensed pursuant to this chapter;

(6)    Has passed the national board examination, administered by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board; and

(7)    Has not committed any act that constitutes a ground for denying, suspending, or revoking a license under this chapter.

Source: SDC 1939, § 27.1406 as amended by SL 1939, ch 102, § 4; SL 1951, ch 132, § 1; SL 1963, ch 154, § 3; revised pursuant to SL 1972, ch 15, § 4; SL 2020, ch 168, § 8; SL 2023, ch 137, § 11.