1. The commissioner shall determine the subjects of examination of applicants for
license to practice funeral directing, undertaking or embalming, and the scope, content
and character, of such examinations which in any examination shall be the same for
2. Examinations shall be held twice in each year.
3. A candidate who fails to attain a passing grade on his licensing examination is
entitled to a maximum of three re-examinations; provided, however, that if such candidate
fails to attain a passing grade within three years after completion of his training,
he must requalify in accordance with the provisions of the public health law and rules
and regulations promulgated thereunder existing and in force as of the date of subsequent
application for licensing examination, except that a satisfactory completed required
course of study need not be recompleted. A candidate inducted into the armed forces of the United States during or after
completion of training may after honorable discharge and upon proper application as
required by the department be eligible for an exemption with respect to time served
in such service.
4. Following the close of every written examination prepared and administered by the
department the questions submitted and the answers made thereto by the applicant together
with a record stating in detail the result of the examination for each candidate shall
be kept by the department for a period of one year. These may be destroyed at the end of such period.
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