Funeral Directors and Embalmers in Iowa are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education every renewal period. The renewal period is every 2 years on the 15th day of the licensee’s birth month.

NOTE: Only 12 hours (50%) of the total CE requirement may be obtained from online or home study courses.

The Iowa Board of Mortuary Science does not approve continuing education providers. It is up to the licensee to determine if the course is acceptable. Our courses meet the Iowa rules for continuing education. Our courses are also approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP).

Once you pass the exam online, you will be able to immediately download and print your completion certificate.

The following courses are accepted for Funeral Directors and Embalmers in Iowa:

Course Title Course Link Hrs Buy Now
OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes View Course PDF
Hours

6

$45.00BUY NOW

Complying with the FTC Funeral Rule View Course PDF
Hours

3

$20.00BUY NOW

Funeral Home Safety Overview View Course PDF
Hours

1

$10.00BUY NOW

Safety within Funeral Homes View Course PDF
Hours

2

$15.00BUY NOW

Grief and Cultural Competence View Course PDF
Hours

3

$20.00BUY NOW

Grief and Cultural Competence: The African American Diaspora View Course PDF
Hours

1

$10.00BUY NOW

Grief and Cultural Competence: Hispanic Traditions View Course PDF
Hours

1

$10.00BUY NOW

Grief and Cultural Competence: Jewish Traditions View Course PDF
Hours

1

$10.00BUY NOW

Embalming: Diseases and Conditions View Course PDF 3

$20.00BUY NOW

Embalming: Autopsies and Organ/Tissue Donors View Course PDF
Hours

1

$10.00BUY NOW

Communicable Disease and Funeral Professionals View Course PDF
Hours

1

$10.00BUY NOW

OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes – Part 1 View Course PDF
Hours

3

$20.00BUY NOW

OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes – Part 2 View Course PDF
Hours

3

$20.00BUY NOW

Grief Management: An Overview for Funeral Professionals
View Course PDF
Hours

3

$20.00BUY NOW

Today’s Funerals: What’s New? View Course PDF
Hours

3

$20.00BUY NOW

Funeral Service Ethics
View Course PDF
Hours

3

$20.00BUY NOW

Children and Grief View Course PDF
Hours

2

$15.00BUY NOW

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the course work?

After you purchase the course online, you will be taken to a receipt page which has a link to take the final exam. The link will also be emailed to you. The final exam questions are located at the bottom of certain pages throughout the Course PDF.

You can download the course by clicking on the “View Course PDF” in the course link above.

I received a book in the mail and would like to submit my answers, what do I do?

You must first purchase the course (Click the BUY NOW button to get started). Once you have paid, you will be taken to a receipt page which has a link to take the final exam online. The link will also be emailed to you. The exam online is identical to the exam in your book.