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(1) Applicants for licensure as morticians who are currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction must submit a completed application on forms provided by the department. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documentation.

(2) Applicants must:

(a) hold a current, active license in good standing in another state or jurisdiction to practice under a funeral service scope of practice recognized in Montana. At the time of application, the standards of that state or jurisdiction must be substantially equivalent to Montana standards;

(b) provide verification of any professional license(s) the applicant has ever held in any state or jurisdiction;

(c) have been actively engaged in practice during the period of licensure for five of the last seven years, or have passed the national examination within the timeframe described in ARM 24.147.509; and

(d) pass the state jurisprudence examination as described in ARM 24.147.509.

(3) Incomplete applications will automatically expire one year from the date the fee was received. If an application expires, the applicant must reapply and pay all appropriate fees.


History: 37-1-131, 37-19-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-304, 37-19-302, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic., Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 845, Eff. 5/12/95; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 2425, Eff. 9/20/96; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 2959, Eff. 11/6/98; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 790; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1169, Eff. 5/5/06; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1191, Eff. 7/12/13; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 314, Eff. 2/20/16; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 440, Eff. 2/24/18.

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