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.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 ABFSE Annual Conference
ABFSE Officers and Committee members will continue to serve
in their existing roles through the 2021 Annual Meeting.
Pictured left to right:
Karl Kann, Immediate Past-President; Jzyk Ennis, President ;
Jolena Grande, Vice-President; David Martin, Secretary/Treasurer.
ABFSE 57th Annual Conference in Miami, FL
ABFSE met in Miami, FL for its annual meeting which included committee meetings and professional development sessions.
Annual Conference Highlights
What did you miss?
Executive Director’s report
COA decisions - April 2019
Annual ABFSE Curriculum Review - 2019
The annual curriculum review workshop sponsored by the Hilgenfeld Foundation for Mortuary Education was held in conjunction
with the CANA convention in Louisville, KY. Twenty-five educators and practitioners worked at Mid-America College of Funeral
Service, Jeffersonville, IN on August 2-3, 2019 to review the curriculum for Cremation, Funeral Home Management, Microbiology and Restorative Art.
Meet the Scholarship Recipients
In the past academic year, ABFSE received 26 scholarship inquiries and awarded 10 scholarships for a total of $20,000 (9
undergrad & 1 post-grad) in April 2021. Meet our recipients. Scholarships are made possible due to the generosity of the Scholarship Sponsors recognized below.
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.
San Antonio College receives Aspen Institute prize for 2021 Community College Excellence.
President of AAMI discusses nationwide enrollment trends
Connick discusses declining enrollment in Director.edu
President of CCMS Inducted into US Army Quartermaster Hall of Fame
Lechner Induction Hall of Fame 2019
American River College
San Antonio College
University of District of Columbia Community College