Illinois Funeral Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Illinois funeral CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

1 Mandatory Hours
23 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Illinois Funeral Director license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Funeral Director licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Illinois Funeral Directors: Funeral Directors (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 12
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 11
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2025
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2025

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Mandatory Subjects:

  • Sexual harassment prevention - 1 hour


Subject Limitations:

  • No more than 3 hours in insurance courses
     

If you have a grandfathered funeral director's license and are not an embalmer, your CE requirements are 12 hours per renewal period, and only 3 of those hours may be insurance courses.                                    
 

Online Limitations

Only 50% of continuing education hours may be completed online.    

Roster

Roster Required: no
Roster Process: No roster required.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Phone: 8005606420
Fax: 2177823390
Address: Division of Professional Regulation 320 West Washington Street Springfield, 62786

Illinois Funeral Directors: Funeral Directors/Embalmers (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 23
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2025
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2025

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

  • Sexual harassment prevention - 1 hour


Subject Limitations:

  • No more than 6 hours in insurance courses
  • A minimum of 6 interactive CE hours related to the practice of funeral directing
  • A minimum of 6 interactive CE hours related to the practice of embalming
     

 

Online Limitations

Only 50% of continuing education hours may be completed online.

Roster

Roster Required: no
Roster Process: No roster required.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Phone: 8005606420
Fax: 2177823390
Address: Division of Professional Regulation 320 West Washington Street Springfield, 62786

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.