The American Board of Funeral Service
The ABFSE serves as the national academic accreditation agency for college and university
programs in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science Education. Although its roots go back to the 1940's, the ABFSE became an autonomous agency in 1962. The accrediting
function of ABFSE is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
ABFSE Officers Installed at 56th Annual Conference (above)
Pictured left to right:
Karl Kann, Immediate Past-President; Jzyk Ennis, President ;
Jolena Grande, Vice-President; David Martin, Secretary/Treasurer.
ABFSE 56th Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA
ABFSE met in Anaheim, CA for its annual meeting which included committee meetings and professional development
sessions. Cypress College, Cypress, CA served as the host institution.
Annual Conference Highlights
What did you miss?
Dr. Janet Stephens leads professional development session (above)
American Board of Funeral Service Education
2018 Hilgenfeld Curriculum Workshop
The ABFSE Hilgenfeld Curriculum Workshop was held in Kissimmee Florida August 3 - 4, 2018.
The ABFSE curriculum is reviewed annually on a prescribed rotation. The workshop was held immediately
prior to the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association National Convention and Exposition. Pictured are attendees of the workshop.
Meet the Scholarship Recipients
ABFSE Scholarship Committee made 5 scholarship awards totaling $8,500 in October 2018. 74 application inquiries were received and 18 complete applications were considered.
Colleagues in the News
Activity abounds at the ABFSE accredited schools and programs.
Click the links below to read more about special events and announcements.
American River College
San Antonio College
University of District of Columbia Community College
Annual Report and Cohort Tracking 2019
Have questions about the Annual Report and Cohort Tracking?
Join us for a 'live' Zoom conference for tutorial and Q
& A session.
Select a date that works for you (same format will be followed in each session)
Hear suggestions for completing the reports and have an
opportunity to ask your questions before the Annual Report is due on February 15, 2019
- Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 2 pm Eastern
- Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2 pm Eastern
- Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 2 pm Eastern
Contact the ABFSE office if you did not receive log-in instructions.
Review Of Standards
In 2018 ABFSE initiated the process for review of the standards used to accredit programs in funeral
Check back for information on the proposed new standards, coming soon!.
of the American
Board of Funeral Service
Education provides financial awards to students enrolled in funeral service or mortuary science programs to assist them in obtaining their professional education.
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