Sec. 5. (a) The board shall require a funeral director to obtain ten (10) hours of continuing education credit in any two (2) year period in order to renew or reinstate a license under this chapter. The board shall require that continuing education credit be earned in board approved courses or programs on one (1) or more of the following subjects:
        (1) Embalming and restorative arts.
        (2) Prevention of the spread of infectious disease and compliance with mandatory public health requirements.
        (3) Federal and state laws and rules regulating the embalming and funeral professions.
        (4) Funeral home management.
        (5) Religion.
        (6) Natural science.
        (7) Grief counseling and the psychological effect of death on survivors.
    (b) Continuing education hours earned as a prerequisite to the issuance or maintenance of a professional license other than a funeral director license may not be counted in determining compliance with this section.
As added by P.L.246-1985, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.237-1995, SEC.13; P.L.194-2005, SEC.55.