DC Board of Funeral Directors Licensing information

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The DC Board of Funeral Directors (Board) regulates license funeral directors and funeral home establishments. The Board’s mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the District of Columbia by upholding the District of Columbia Funeral Directors laws and regulations. The Funeral Directors license law is defined in the Municipal Funeral Directors Regulations, which took effect on May 2001.

The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Four members must each hold a funeral directors license and have practice for at least three (3) years. One member must be a non-license funeral director representing consumers. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Board Administrator: S.J. Brown, sheldonj.brown@dc.gov
Education Coordinator: Kevin Cyrus, kevin.cyrus@dc.gov

Current Board Members

  • John McGuire – Chair, Funeral Director
  • Asanti Williams – Funeral Director
  • Duane Hills – Funeral Director
  • Randolph Horton – Funeral Director
  • Vacant – Consumer Member

2017 Meeting Dates:
Please contact the Board to confirm meeting dates/times/locations.

Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

License Search / News / Publications and Forms


Request a Letter of Certification

Death Pronouncement Notice: February 4, 2016

Effective April 1, 2012
All new license applications must be submitted online.

Effective May 1, 2012
All duplicate license and letter of certification requests must be submitted online.

Paper service requests will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the address indicated on the application.

Reminder: For the current renewal cycle ending December 31, 2013, Funeral Director licensees (prefix FD and FDS) must complete twelve (12) hours of approved general elective continuing education units (CEUs).

17-3117 PRE-NEED FUNERAL CONTRACTS public notice

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