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 meets in Nashville, TN and Dallas, TX
The American Board of Funeral Service Education held its 2021-22 meetings in Nashville, TN on
October 13-16, 2021 and in Dallas, TX on April 5-8, 2022.
Representatives from 25 ABFSE programs attended meetings of the Executive Committee,
Committee on Accreditation and a Self study Workshop in Nashville. The ABFSE Annual Meeting
was in Dallas with representatives from 49 schools in attendance and 9 participating via webcast hosted by Tribucast.