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 www.pals.pa.gov 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 www.pals.pa.gov 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
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