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The American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
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 1940s, the ABFSE became an autonomous agency in 1962. The US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation recognize ABFSE as the sole accrediting agency for academic programs that prepare funeral service professionals.

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ABFSE OfficersAmerican Board of Funeral Service Education meets in Minneapolis. New Officers are Elected.

Minneapolis, MN was the site of the 52nd Annual Conference of the ABFSE from April 9-12, 2014.  Members and guests from the accredited funeral service programs in the US along with representatives from NFDA, NFDMA and ICCFA meet annually to review the status of funeral service education. More.....

Pictured left to right:
Karl Kann, Vice President; Eugene Ogrodnik, President; Francisco Solis, Past President; Jzyk Ennis, Secretary/Treasurer


     Colleagues in the News

    Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science 75th Anniversary/Reunion
    Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS) celebrated its 75th anniversary/reunion on September 13, 2014. The celebration included an open house at the school followed by a formal “black-tie” banquet with more than 300 people in attendance, including alumni and friends. A proclamation was presented from PA State Representative Harry Readshaw on behalf of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and a letter of congratulations was received from PA Governor, Tom Corbett. Read the full press release here...

    The Surprising Journey of Frank Solis
    Printed in the Texas Director, the Official Publication of the Texas Funeral Directors Association - June, 2014
    Read the article here...

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2015 ABFSE Annual Meeting
April 2015, Jacksonville, FL


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cfda-gradcap02The National
Scholarship Program

of the American
Board of Funeral Service Education provides financial awards to students enrolled in funeral service or mortuary science programs to assist them in obtaining their professional education.

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Scholarship Sponsors

American Academy        Batesville Casket Company      Clark Grave Vault      The Dodge Company          Funeral Home Gifts         National Funeral Directors Association and the Heritage Club

National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science               National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association          NOMIS Publications            SC Funeral Directors Association         University Mortuary Science Education Association


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