WSR 09-09-111



[ Filed April 21, 2009, 11:52 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-19-040.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The board is proposing adding the following new sections: WAC 308-48-141 Application for examination and reciprocity and 308-48-142 Licensing examination.

The board is proposing changes to WAC 308-48-800 Funeral director/embalmer fees (text only - not actual fees).

The board is proposing repealing WAC 308-48-190 Examination fee.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Conference Room 2209, Olympia, WA 98502, on June 2, 2009, at 1:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 30, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Sherri Lonsbery, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507-9012, e-mail, fax (360) 570-7098, by June 2, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Erica Hansen by June 1, 2009, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-6597.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The amendments update existing language regarding exams to reflect new exam process. The new section is created to establish the procedures for the new exam process.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To amend existing language and establish new procedures [to] reflect new exam process.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.39.175 and chapter 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.39.175 and chapter 34.05 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: [Department of licensing], governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dennis McPhee, Olympia, (360) 664-1555; and Enforcement: Joe Vincent Jr., Olympia, (360) 664-1386.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The department of licensing (DOL) is exempt from this requirement.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. DOL is not one of the named agencies to which this rule applies. Agencies that are not named can apply this rule to themselves voluntarily. DOL has chosen to do this.

April 14, 2009

Joe Vincent, Jr.



WAC 308-48-141   Application for examination and reciprocity.   (1) Applicants for initial licensing as a funeral director or embalmer must submit:

(a) An application on a form prescribed by the board.

(b) Official sealed college transcripts.

(c) Official national board or other state board examination scores.

(d) A nonrefundable application fee as defined in WAC 308-48-800.

(2) Applicants seeking reciprocity must submit:

(a) An application on a form prescribed by the board.

(b) Official verification of out-of-state licensure from the out-of-state licensing board.

(c) Official sealed college transcripts, if licensed in another state for a period of less than five years.

(d) A nonrefundable application fee as defined in WAC 308-48-800.


WAC 308-48-142   Licensing examination.   (1) The board adopts the national examination and grading procedure of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB).

(2) All applicants must pass a state law examination. In addition, applicants for funeral director licensing are required to pass an examination in funeral arts. Applicants for embalmer licensing must pass an examination in funeral sciences.

(3) Examination fees must be paid to and collected by the ICFSEB directly.


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-18-030, filed 8/28/07, effective 9/28/07)

WAC 308-48-800   Funeral director/embalmer fees.   The following fees shall be charged by the professional licensing division of the department of licensing:
Title of Fee Fee
State examination ((or reexamination)) application $100.00
Renewal 70.00
Late renewal penalty 35.00
Duplicate 15.00
Embalmer intern:
Intern application 75.00
Application for examination 100.00
Intern renewal 45.00
Duplicate 15.00
Funeral director:
State examination ((or reexamination)) application 100.00
Renewal 70.00
Late renewal penalty 35.00
Duplicate 15.00
Funeral director intern:
Intern application 75.00
Application for examination 100.00
Intern renewal 45.00
Duplicate 15.00
Funeral establishment:
Original application 300.00
Renewal 150.00
Branch registration 250.00
Branch renewal 150.00
Preneed application 140.00
Preneed renewal:
0-25 sales 25.00
26-99 sales 75.00
100 or more sales 125.00
Crematory endorsement registration 140.00
Crematory endorsement renewal

3.20 per cremation performed

during previous calendar year.

Academic intern No fee
Certificate of removal registration:
Application 30.00
Renewal 15.00
Retired status certificate No fee

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 07-18-030, 308-48-800, filed 8/28/07, effective 9/28/07; 07-03-027, 308-48-800, filed 1/5/07, effective 2/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.181 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 05-20-076, 308-48-800, filed 10/4/05, effective 11/4/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.050. 03-11-021, 308-48-800, filed 5/12/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.181. 99-16-040, 308-48-800, filed 7/29/99, effective 8/29/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175(4). 98-21-056, 308-48-800, filed 10/19/98, effective 11/19/98; 91-11-023, 308-48-800, filed 5/7/91, effective 6/7/91; 91-01-006, 308-48-800, filed 12/6/90, effective 1/6/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 90-07-024, 308-48-800, filed 3/14/90, effective 4/14/90; 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-48-800, filed 5/1/87.]


     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 308-48-190 Examination fee.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office