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The death of a loved one is undoubtedly the most traumatic experience any of us will ever encounter. By asking the right questions, comparing prices and services, and making informed decisions, you can make arrangements that are meaningful to your family and control the costs for yourself and your survivors.

Attention California Licensed Funeral Establishments:

Pursuant to the State of Emergency Proclamation, the Office of Emergency Services will be approving, if certain conditions* are met, the use of out-of-state embalmers to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Funeral directors and representatives of licensed funeral establishments, please read the Request and Authorization for instructions and qualifications, and submit the completed FD Authorization Form to

For any questions you may contact CFB at or call 916-574-7870.

*The minimum licensure requirement for an out-of-state embalmer to work in California under this order is three years. Additionally, the license must be in good standing and valid for the duration of the approval (90 days).


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