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UPDATED 06/11/2021 (ORIGINALLY POSTED: 05/17/2021) - BPOA has received many questions from licensed professionals about what happens to licensing waivers if the COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration is ended. With the Governor's signing of HB 854 (now Act 21 of 2021), licensing waivers will remain active until September 30, 2021, unless ended sooner. We will provide additional updates as more information becomes available.

State Board of Funeral Directors

The State Board of Funeral Directors regulates the licensure and practice of funeral directors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board’s functions include the formulation of necessary rules and regulations for the proper conduct of the business or profession of funeral directing in order to safeguard the interests of the public and the standards of the profession.
 
In addition, the Board fixes the time and place for the examination necessary to obtain a license and, through its authorized inspector, conducts inspections of funeral homes.
 

Targeted Distribution of PPE

On April 8, 2020, Governor Wolf Signed an order to provide targeted distribution of COVID-19 PPE and supplies to hospitals. The order requires private, public and quasi-public health care providers and facilities submit current inventory quantities of PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources to PEMA by April 16, 2020. The survey link can be accessed hereOpens In A New Window.

Additionally, a FAQ regarding this topic can be found here

Department of Health Guidance for Funeral Directors

Pearson Vue testing site closure information


The best method for candidates to register for an exam is to log into their Pearson VUE account, via the web at:  https://home.pearsonvue.com/pa/bpoa, and search for an exam date & time; candidates can then enter different zip codes and a mile radius as well for alternate options.

 

Visit our COVID Webpagehttps://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update

  • Click on the FAQ Hyperlink for questions and answers regarding scheduling and rescheduling. 



Information on the Governor’s Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania

The plan for Pennsylvania can be found here

More information on the full process to Reopen Pennsylvania can be found here


Learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

 
 
 
 
 
 

  Funeral Establishments Not Renewed

 
 
 
Please note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario.  You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.