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Please be advised that we began conducting a system transition to the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) on October 1, 2016.   As the transition continues, please be advised that candidates may experience a delay in processing times due to the system upgrades. You must register on the PALS website at prior to applying for any license.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience during this system transition.

If your license is expired or inactive, please visit to reactivate your license.  Upon logging in to PALS, locate the 'Professional License Details' banner.  Your license will be listed under this banner. Click on the green pencil located to the left of your license number.  A pop-up window will appear.  You will then see the word "reactivate"; click on it and follow the directions to reactivate your license.  Payment is by credit or debit card only.  After successful reactivation of your license, it will be mailed to you. If the Funeral Establishment where you will be employed is different than on your license record, please click on the change of address and to update your address.

  Listing of State Contacts for Criminal Background Check (PDF)

 Approval as a Resident Intern  

    Initial Funeral Directors Application 

   Out of State Funeral Director Application for Licensure with Examination 


Funeral Director Reciprocal Application Without Exam -West Virginia and Maryland licensees ONLY