The Department of Consumer Affairs Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (DCACFB) licenses and regulates cemetery brokers and salespersons in California under the Chapter 19 of Division 3.
A cemetery broker is an individual who (1) sells or offers for sale, (2) buys or offers to buy, (3) lists, (4) leases or offers to lease, or (5) solicits or negotiates the purchase, sale, lease, or exchange of cemetery property or interment services.
The following is a list of minimum qualifications necessary to apply as a broker with the State of California:
- Two years of experience working as a Cemetery Salesperson, or submit a petition outlining in detail, two years general cemetery experience with your specific duties and responsibilities.
- Pass the Cemetery Broker Examination administered by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureaus.
- Be a California resident.
- Have committed no acts or crimes constituting grounds for license denial under Section 480 of the Business and Professions Code.
Licensed brokers are required to provide a $10,000 surety bond to the DCACFB.
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