(a) The board shall biennially on the first day of July, and pursuant to a staggered schedule, renew a license to practice embalming and funeral directing or a certificate to be a crematory operator to every licensee or certificate holder desiring to continue in active practice or service.
(b) The board shall charge a fee for each renewal and a late fee for nonrenewal of a license or certificate.
(c) The board shall require as a condition for the renewal of a license to practice embalming and funeral directing or a certificate to be a crematory operator that each licensee participate in continuing education: Provided, That any licensed embalmer or funeral director sixty-five years or older with at least ten years experience as a licensed embalmer or licensed funeral director, is entitled to be issued, after payment of a fee, a license as an embalmer emeritus or funeral director emeritus and is exempt from all continuing education requirements. The emeritus license shall entitle the holder to all the rights and privileges of the license previously held by the licensee.
(d) Any person licensed to practice embalming and funeral directing or certified to be a crematory operator who does not desire to continue in active practice shall notify the board, in a manner specified by the board, and pay a fee, and shall, during such period, be listed by the board as being inactive. At such time a person desires to return to active practice, he or she must notify the board, in a manner specified by the board, and complete all the continuing education requirements.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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