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License Reinstatement

License Reinstatement

West Virginia law requires all licensees to renew every two years. If you fail to renew either an individual funeral practitioner license or a facility's license, you must apply for reinstatement prior to practicing or operating a funeral or crematory business.

§6-1-19.5 and §6-2-22.5 of the Code of State Rules clearly outlines the requirements for reinstatement. The total process is dependent on how long the license has been lapsed. It is much easier to reinstate if done within one calendar year from the date the license lapsed. It can be much more difficult if one waits longer than one year. The applications below include information on penalties and reinstatement fees based on these time frames.

Funeral service licensees, in particular, may have difficulty reinstating after one year because there is a law examination requirement that must be fulfilled as well. This examination is difficult and failure to pass will result in the denial of the reinstatement application.

License Reinstatement Applications

Reinstatement application for individual licensees (including funeral directors, apprentices, courtesy card holders, crematory operators)

Reinstatement application for facility licenses (including funeral home and crematory)
The applications listed above are in pdf format. In order to download these documents you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is free. To download the reader, follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.


To view the fees schedule, click the link below.
FEES SCHEDULE

West Virginia law requires all licensees to renew every two years. If you fail to renew either an individual funeral practitioner license or a facility's license, you must apply for reinstatement prior to practicing or operating a funeral or crematory business.

§6-1-19.5 and §6-2-22.5 of the Code of State Rules clearly outlines the requirements for reinstatement. The total process is dependent on how long the license has been lapsed. It is much easier to reinstate if done within one calendar year from the date the license lapsed. It can be much more difficult if one waits longer than one year. The applications below include information on penalties and reinstatement fees based on these time frames.

Funeral service licensees, in particular, may have difficulty reinstating after one year because there is a law examination requirement that must be fulfilled as well. This examination is difficult and failure to pass will result in the denial of the reinstatement application.

License Reinstatement Applications

Reinstatement application for individual licensees (including funeral directors, apprentices, courtesy card holders, crematory operators)

Reinstatement application for facility licenses (including funeral home and crematory)
The applications listed above are in pdf format. In order to download these documents you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is free. To download the reader, follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.


To view the fees schedule, click the link below.
FEES SCHEDULE

     

Many of our documents require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is free for download by clicking the icon to the left.  To print any of the Acrobat documents, you need to click the printer icon on the Acrobat tool bar instead of the printer icon on the web browser tool bar.
   

     

Many of our documents require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is free for download by clicking the icon to the left.  To print any of the Acrobat documents, you need to click the printer icon on the Acrobat tool bar instead of the printer icon on the web browser tool bar.
   

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