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Regulation of Mortuary Science

Public Notice:

Notice of Adopted Changes to the Regulations of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

On July 24, 2020, the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 02 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulation changes decreases the fees for initial permits and licenses for funeral directors, embalmers, and funeral establishments, as well as biennial renewal fees for the same.

The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on July 31, 2020, and will go into effect on August 30, 2020. Please click HERE to see the filed version of the regulations.

The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 235, October 2020 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing staffs the mortuary science program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of mortuary science in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

Regulated Professions

  • Embalmer
  • Embalmer Trainee
  • Funeral Director
  • Funeral Director Trainee
  • Mortuary Establishment

Funeral establishments must obtain an Alaska Business License.

License Applications

Renewal Applications

Renewal applications will be available no later than December 1, 2020, in accordance with AS 08.01.050. Please note, you must wait for an updated renewal application to renew your license. You cannot renew your license using any prior renewal forms. To ensure receipt of renewal notifications and other correspondence from our office, please go to MY LICENSE and confirm your current mailing address is on file.

Miscellaneous Forms

Division forms may be found in the CBPL Quick links, located in the sidebar to the right.

Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.42, AS 45.45.120, AS 45.50.471(b)(24), and regulations 12 AAC 50 specifically apply to mortuary science. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Mortuary Science interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of mortuary science in other states.

Contact Information

Andy Khmelev, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-8444
Email: Morticians@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806