American Board of Funeral Service Education



ABFSE Self Study workshops are held in April and October and are scheduled in connection with other American Board of Funeral Service Education committee meetings.  The April workshop is part of the ABFSE Annual Conference and the October workshop is scheduled so that attendees might also participate in the NFDA International Expo.

Workshops are open to all educators and site visit team members.  Program Directors with a comprehensive review approaching are urged to attend a workshop prior to beginning work on their self study.  There is no limit to the number of times you may attend a self study workshop.

The purpose of the ABFSE Self Study workshop is three-fold:


Provide institutions/programs with information that will assist in conducting a successful Self-Study, using JURA.


Produce a Self-Study Report that will effectively represent the institution/program and be of optimum value to the ABFSE Visiting Team in its preparation for the on-site visit.


Update instructions provided in the American Board of Funeral Service Education Manual on Accreditation and provide practical suggestions to ensure a productive and successful site visit.

The workshop is free; pre-registration is required. Attendees are requested to notify the ABFSE office, by email, that they will be attending the workshop. Attendees are expected to be familiar with the Standards of Accreditation (Chapter IX of the ABFSE Accreditation and Policy Manual). Copies will not be distributed at the workshop. Access to an electronic copy [saved to your laptop or tablet] is a good idea. Wi-fi access is normally available. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees receive a Certificate of Participation.

Workshop Schedule:



Next Self Study Workshop will be conducted in person during the 2024 Annual Conference in Boston.

The PowerPoint presentation for the last Workshop is available AND segments of the presentation have been pulled out so you can review areas of interest.

Hilgenfeld Curriculum Workshop
June 6-8, 2024, Cypress, CA

For questions call the ABFSE Office at 816.233.3747.




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