ABFSE Directory of Accredited Programs
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. (May 2019).
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 PDF.
To achieve accreditation by ABFSE, programs must meet the standards approved by the Committee on Accreditation of ABFSE. Accredited programs are reviewed at least every
seven years to assure that the standards are being met. Dates beside each entry in the Directory of Programs indicate the year of the last evaluation and the scheduled year of the next
Programs offering some or most of their courses through distance education are identified as “Distance Education - YES.” Distance education courses are designed to enable a student to take courses, at a location (i.e., home, work, library, etc.) away from a campus. Programs with general education or limited funeral offerings are designated as “Limited” or “General Education only”. Also included in the listing for each program is the National Board Examination pass rate for first-time takers.
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 PDF.
These College and University Programs in Funeral Service Education and/or Mortuary Science are Accredited by the American Board
of Funeral Service Education, an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.