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Welcome to the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service (DIFS) in Dallas, Texas!

Mission

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is a non-profit institution dedicated to education and research for the funeral profession. Dallas Institute of Funeral Service offers educational opportunities to those interested in funeral service as a career. The institute provides the theory portion and practical application of funeral service education preparing the student for entry into the profession and for a State and/or National Board examination enabling him/her to begin or continue apprenticeship or internship for licensure.

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Purpose

The purpose of the College, as approved by the Board of Trustees, is to engage in all activities necessary, useful or expedient to promote and further interest in education, being primarily concerned with educational study and research, disseminating same and teaching the subject of embalming of the human dead; and the business and profession of funeral service.

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History

One of the first schools of embalming in the United States and certainly in the South and Southwest was organized in Dallas, Texas, at the turn of the century and was called the Barnes School of Anatomy, later to be called The Dallas School of Embalming. In 1945 The Dallas School of Embalming was succeeded by Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science founded by W.H. Pierce and L.G. Frederick. Dallas Institute of Funeral Service represents the school with the longest continuous operation under the same general management of any funeral service educational institution in the United States.

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Announcement

September 10th & 11th, 2014
ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification
and the Crematory Operations Certification

ICCFA in partnership with Pierce Colleges

In addition to standard courses required for licensure as a funeral director and embalmer, our funeral service degree is better preparing our students by providing our Junior and Seniors at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service two certifications: ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification and the Crematory Operations Certification.

This will be a two-day program and will be offered at our Dallas, Texas campus, Dallas Institute. After completion of the two-day program, students will have earned the Cremation Arranger Certification and the Crematory Operator Certification.  A resume workshop will also be offered to the students at Dallas Institute. Read more...

Are you a student from another college and would like to attend?? Other Mortuary Science students may attend for only $150.00 for both certifications!!!  Other Mortuary Science Students Registration here.

Dallas Institute is inviting Funeral Directors (13.5 CEU) and other mortuary college students to attend the ICCFA Training Sessions for the two certifications at Dallas Institute in Dallas, Texas. Funeral Directors – Registration here. 

Pierce Colleges students complete the registration form and submit to the register. PDF Form.

September 10th and 11th, 2014, at Dallas Institute.  Receive a total of 13.5 CEUs!  Continental breakfast and lunch is included. *** CLASS SIZE LIMITED • JUST 38 SEATS AVAILABLE *** If you are a member of ICCFA or a TX member – register and see the savings!

IN THE NEWS – PIERCE MORTUARY COLLEGES PARTNERSHIP WITH ICCFA

Through a new partnership, ICCFA will be the exclusive provider of external cremation education to the Pierce Mortuary Colleges at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas; Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia; and Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. All seniors will attend the two-day Cremation Arranger and Crematory Operator certification programs before graduating. The first of these Pierce Colleges programs will be offered in Jeffersonville, Indiana, February, 2014 at Mid-America College. All students from other colleges and Funeral Directors are welcome to attend!

September 10th & 11th, 2014
ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification
and the Crematory Operations Certification at
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service 

Wednesday, September 10 & 11, 2014- Registration going on NOW!! 
ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification @ Dallas Institute of Funeral Service

Location of Certification Training: 

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
3909 S. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227
Local: (214) 388-5466
Toll-Free: 800-235-5444

• Click here to register online now
• Click here for a PDF info packet

Mail to: Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
3909 S. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227
Local: (214) 388-5466
Toll-Free: 800-235-5444

Who can register and attend the ICCFA Certifications at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service?

green button Pierce College Students will receive both certifications through the Dallas Institute program .
green button OPERATOR AND ARRANGER PROGRAM -- BOTH: Students (other than Pierce College students)
green button OPERATOR PROGRAM: ICCFA or TXFDA member
green button OPERATOR PROGRAM: (ICCFA) Non-member
green button ARRANGER PROGRAM: ICCFA or TXFDA member
green button ARRANGER PROGRAM: (ICCFA) Non-member
green button OPERATOR AND ARRANGER PROGRAM -- BOTH: ICCFA or TXFDA member
green button OPERATOR AND ARRANGER PROGRAM -- BOTH: (ICCFA) Non-member

Wednesday, February 4, 2015* - Registration coming soon!
(Tentative date)
ICCFA in partnership with Pierce Colleges
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
3909 S. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227
800.235.5444