CHAPTER 329

UNDERTAKERS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS AND APPRENTICESHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS FOR A CERTIFICATE TO ENGAGE IN THE UNDERTAKING BUSINESS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 31, Title 24, of the Delaware Code is amended by repealing all of Section 3108 and inserting in lieu thereof the following section :

§ 3108. Qualifications and apprenticeship requirements for applicants

(a) No person or member of a firm or corporation desiring to engage in the undertaking business in this State shall be eligible, or shall be permitted, to be examined as to his qualifications for such business, as provided in this chapter, unless he has been a bona fide resident of this State for a period of at least two years immediately preceding his application for such examination, and unless he has served an apprenticeship of at least two years with a licensed undertaker of this State who, at the commencement of such apprenticeship, shall have registered the name, age and address of the apprentice with the Secretary of the Board.

(b) If the apprenticeship referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall have been served with more than one licensed undertaker of this State, the requirements for eligibility and permission to be examined, as provided by such subsection, shall not be met unless all of the licensed undertakers concerned shall have made the registration described in such subsection.

(c) Apprentices shall be furnished with proper Identification Cards showing names and dates served under each licensed Funeral Director.

(d) At least one year of the aforementioned apprenticeship shall be served prior to the applicant's commencement of the course of study at a regular, recognized school or college of embalming required by this section.

(e) No certificate shall be issued by the Board unless the applicant has a high school education, and is a graduate from a regular, recognized college or school of embalming.

(f) No applicant shall be registered with the Board as an apprentice until he has fulfilled the requirements of a high school education. The name and address of the applicant shall be filed with the Board not less than two years next preceding his examination.

(g) An apprentice shall be required to have assisted in the embalming of at least twenty-five cases for which case reports shall be submitted to the Board, certified to. by the licensed undertaker or undertakers under whom such cases were embalmed.

(h) At no time may an apprentice attend a school of Embalming and Funeral Management concurrently with the service of an apprenticeship.

Approved June 23, 1955.