DC Board of Funeral Directors

Jan 4, 2024 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location name: 
Department of Licensing & Consumer Protection (DLCP)
Street Address: 
1100 4th Street SW Washington, DC 20024

General Information

The D.C. Board of Funeral Directors regulates license funeral directors and funeral home establishments. The Board’s mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the District of Columbia by upholding the District of Columbia Funeral Directors laws and regulations. The Funeral Directors license law is defined in the Municipal Funeral Directors Regulations.

The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Four members must each hold a funeral director license and have practiced for a minimum of three years. One member must be a non-licensed funeral director representing consumers. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Due to the public health emergency, all board meetings are currently being held virtually via WebEx platform.

Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

  • DCMR Title 17-Chapter 30-Funeral Directors
  • DCMR Title 17-Chapter 31-Funeral Services Establishments
  • DCMR Title 17-Chapter 33-Funeral Directors, Veterinarians, Interior Designers, and Real Estate Appraisers
  • DC Code Title 3-Chapter4-Funeral Directors
  • DC Code Title 5-Chapter 14-Chief Medical Examiner
  • DC Code Title 7-Chapter 2-Vital Records
  • DC Code Title 43-Chapter1-Cemetery Associations; Regulatory Provisions
  • DCMR Title 18-Chapter 22-Title 18-Funeral Processions…
  • Funeral Director Law Reference List
  • Guidance for Funerals, Memorials, Vigils, and Funeral Homes


Meeting Dates  

  • Thursday January 4, 2024

    Thursday February 1, 2024

    Thursday March 7, 2024

    Thursday April 4, 2024

    Thursday May 2, 2024

    Thursday June 6, 2023

    Thursday July 11,  2023

    August – Recess

    Thursday September 5, 2024

    Thursday October 3, 2024

    Thursday November 7, 2024

    Thursday December 5, 2024

Contact Us

Board Members

John McGuire – Chair, Funeral Director
Asanti Williams – Funeral Director
Duane Hills – Funeral Director
Randolph Horton – Funeral Director
Ernest Boykin – Consumer Member

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

Andrew L. Jackson, III – Board Administrator
Nicole McClendon – Program Coordinator
Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator

For more information, please contact DLCP’s Occupational and Professional Licensing using our online inquiry form, via email at dlcp@dc.gov, by phone at (202) 442-4320.

Webinar topic:

DC Board of Funeral Directors Meeting


Date and time:

Thursday, January 4, 2024 1:00 PM | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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