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Register June 2021 No. 786
Chapter FD 1
LICENSES AND PERMITS
FD 1.01   Authority and intent.
FD 1.013   Definitions; generally.
FD 1.02   Applications.
FD 1.03   Examination grade.
FD 1.04   College instruction.
FD 1.05   Mortuary school.
FD 1.055   Certification class requirement.
FD 1.056   Certification class content.
FD 1.065   Changes in apprenticeship assignment.
FD 1.075   Supervision of apprentices.
FD 1.076   Terms of apprenticeship.
FD 1.077   Licensure eligibility.
FD 1.08   Permits.
FD 1.09   Preparation rooms.
FD 1.10   License renewal and reinstatement procedures.
FD 1.11   Renewal of Wisconsin licenses of out-of-state funeral directors.
FD 1.12   Reciprocity.
Ch. FD 1 Note Note: Chapter FDE 1 was renumbered chapter FD 1 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, September, 1993, No. 453.
FD 1.01 FD 1.01 Authority and intent. This chapter is adopted pursuant to authority of ss. 15.08 (5) (b), 227.11 (2) (a), 440.08 (3) (b), and 445.03 (2) (a), Stats., to clarify and establish licensure criteria for funeral directors, funeral director apprentices, and funeral establishments.
FD 1.01 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; CR 16-011: am. Register September 2016 No. 729, eff. 10-1-16; EmR 1823: emerg. am. eff. 11-27-18; CR 18-075: am. Register June 2019 No. 762, eff. 7-1-19.
FD 1.013 FD 1.013 Definitions; generally. As used in chs. FD 1 to 4 and FD 6:
FD 1.013(1) (1)“Board" means the funeral directors examining board.
FD 1.013(1m) (1m)“Funeral arrangements” means the provision of information or advice, at the time of need, on selection and cost of merchandise, facilities, equipment or personal services provided for final disposition of a dead human body in the course of formulating a contractual agreement between a funeral director or funeral home and client.
FD 1.013(2) (2)“Funeral director" means a person as defined in s. 445.01 (5), Stats.
FD 1.013(3) (3)“Funeral services” means the ceremonies held in conjunction with the disposition of a dead human body where the body is present, including visitations, religious rites, and graveside services.
FD 1.013(4) (4)“Personal supervision" means immediate availability to continually coordinate, direct and inspect at first hand the practice of another.
FD 1.013(5) (5)“Supervision" means regularly to coordinate, direct and inspect the practice of another.
FD 1.013 History History: EmR 1823: emerg. cr. title, (intro.), renum. FD 4.02 (1), (3) to 1.013 (1), (2) eff. 11-27-18; CR 18-075: cr. (title), (intro.), (1), (2) renum. from FD 4.02 (1), (3) Register June 2019 No. 762, eff. 7-1-19; correction in (title) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2019 No. 762; CR 19-163: renum. FD 1.015 (2), (3) to (4), (5), renum. FD 2.02 (1), (2) to (1m), (3) and am. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 10-1-20.
FD 1.02 FD 1.02 Applications. An applicant for a funeral director's license shall submit all of the following:
FD 1.02(1) (1)A completed application.
FD 1.02(2) (2)Required fee under s. 440.03 (9) (a), Stats.
FD 1.02(3) (3)Evidence of completion of at least 24 semester credits of instruction in a recognized college or university meeting the requirements of s. FD 1.04.
FD 1.02(4) (4)Evidence of completion of 9 months or more instruction in a prescribed course in mortuary science meeting the requirements of s. FD 1.05.
FD 1.02(5) (5)Evidence of completion of 1 year of apprenticeship under s. 445.095, Stats., and s. FD 1.077.
FD 1.02(6) (6)If the applicant has an arrest or conviction record, documentation necessary for the board to determine whether the circumstances substantially relate to the practice of funeral director, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats.
FD 1.02(7) (7)Evidence of passage of the National Board Examination of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.
FD 1.02(8) (8)Evidence of passage of the Wisconsin jurisprudence examination for funeral directors.
FD 1.02 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1978, No. 270, eff. 7-1-78; renum. from FDE 2.01, Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; am., Register, November, 1998, No. 515, eff. 12-1-98; CR 16-011: r. and recr. Register September 2016 No. 729, eff. 10-1-16; EmR 1823: emerg. am. (4), (5) eff. 11-27-18; CR 18-075: am. (4), (5) Register June 2019 No. 762, eff. 7-1-19; CR 20-045: am. (3), (4) Register June 2021, eff. 7-1-21.
FD 1.03 FD 1.03 Examination grade. The passing grade on each licensure examination shall be determined by the board to represent minimum competence to practice. The board may adopt the recommended passing score of the examination provider.
FD 1.03 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; r. and recr., Register, November, 1998, No. 515, eff. 12-1-98; CR 16-011: am. (1), r. (2) Register September 2016 No. 729, eff. 10-1-16; correction in numbering made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register September 2016 No. 729.
FD 1.04 FD 1.04 College instruction. To meet the requirement of 24 semester credits of instruction specified in s. 445.045 (1) (d), Stats., an applicant shall submit to the board an official transcript of courses from a regionally accredited college showing that the applicant has completed at least 24 semester credit hours in the following areas:
FD 1.04(1) (1)English or Communication Skills.
FD 1.04(3) (3) Social Sciences.
FD 1.04(4) (4) Natural Sciences.
FD 1.04(5) (5) Business Studies.
FD 1.04(6) (6) Electives.
FD 1.04 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1978, No. 270, eff. 7-1-78; r. and recr. (4), r. (5) and renum. (6) to be (5), Register, June, 1979, No. 282, eff. 7-1-79; am. Register, January, 1980, No. 289, eff. 2-1-80; renum. from FDE 2.03 and am., Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; CR 17-049: am. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; CR 20-045: am. (title), (intro.), (1), (2) Register June 2021, eff. 7-1-21.
FD 1.05 FD 1.05 Mortuary school. The candidate shall have satisfactorily completed 9 months or more instruction in a prescribed course in mortuary science, either before or after completing the 1 year apprenticeship required under s. 445.095, Stats., offered by an educational institution accredited by the American board of funeral service education or otherwise deemed to be equivalent by the funeral directors examining board.
FD 1.05 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1978, No. 270, eff. 7-1-78; renum. from FDE 2.04 and am., Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., Stats., Register, December, 1989, No. 408; EmR 1823: emerg. am. eff. 11-27-18; CR 18-075: am. Register June 2019 No. 762, eff. 7-1-19; CR 20-045: am. Register June 2021, eff. 7-1-21.
FD 1.055 FD 1.055 Certification class requirement. Prior to beginning the 1 year apprenticeship required under s. 445.095, Stats., the applicant shall provide evidence of completion of an in-person 16-hour certification class approved by the board, unless the applicant has already completed the course in mortuary science requirement in s. FD 1.05, in which case the certification course is not required.
FD 1.055 History History: EmR 1823: emerg. cr. eff. 11-27-18; CR 18-075: cr. Register June 2019 No. 762, eff. 7-1-19; CR 19-163: am. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 10-1-20; CR 20-026: am. Register May 2021 No. 785, eff. 6-1-21; CR 20-045: am. Register June 2021, eff. 7-1-21.
FD 1.056 FD 1.056 Certification class content.
FD 1.056(1) (1)   The 16-hour certification class shall contain the following instructional topics:
FD 1.056(1)(a) (a) Funeral director apprentice expectations.
FD 1.056(1)(b) (b) Funeral ethics and etiquette.
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