Accredited Programs of Funeral Service
This section provides a Directory by state of the 57 degree programs currently accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education as well as the one program in candidate status.
This Directory of Programs lists all of the college and university programs currently accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). Click here for the downloadable Word .doc.
To achieve accreditation by ABFSE, programs must meet the standards approved by the Committee of Accreditation of ABFSE. Accredited programs are reviewed at least every seven years to assure that the standards are
being met. The dates beside each entry indicate the year of the last evaluation and the scheduled year of the next comprehensive evaluation.
Programs offering some or most of their courses through distance learning are identified as “Distance Learning - YES.” Distance learning courses are designed to enable a student to take all, or the
majority of a course or courses, at a location (i.e., home, work, library, etc.) away from a campus. Also included in the listing for each program is the National Board Examination pass rate for first-time
Written comments are invited from interested parties concerning the qualifications for pre-accreditation (i.e., candidacy) or accreditation of any listed program. Comments received will be considered by the Committee
on Accreditation as part of its regular program review.
To view the Directory of Programs, click on the map at the left. Or click here for the downloadable Word .doc.