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Welcome from the President

Dear Prospective Students:

DIFS President James ShoemakeYour choice in a college for your funeral service education will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Dallas Institute of Funeral Service has an outstanding tradition in funeral service education. Educating men and women for a future in the funeral service profession has been its sole purpose for almost seventy years.

Our state of the art facilities, excellent faculty and the location in the heart of the Southwest give the student every opportunity to succeed, as well as to have the amenities of a forward thinking cosmopolitan city like Dallas.

DIFS President James ShoemakeWith two classes enrolling each year, our students have the opportunity to start school either in the spring or the fall of each year. An Open House is scheduled twice each year to offer an opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit the college and to meet with students, faculty, and staff, but visitors and prospects may visit the campus any time during regular business hours.

Should you have any questions pertaining to a funeral service education or to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, do not hesitate to call toll-free at 1-800-235-5444 and speak to a member of our faculty or staff.

President Signature
James M. Shoemake

March 5th & 6th, 2014
& September 10th & 11th, 2014
ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification
and the Crematory Operations Certification

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: Cremation Arranger Certification and the Crematory Operations Certification.

Students please be sure that you sign up today! 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...

Pierce College Students of Dallas Institute: Download your registration form here.

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!!!

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. Register Online

March 5th & 6th, 2014, at Dallas Institute.  Receive a total of 13.5 CEUs!  Continental breakfast and lunch is included. *** CLASS SIZE LIMITED • JUST 45 SEATS AVAILABLE *** Register to attend here." If you are a member of ICCFA or a TX member – register and see the savings!


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 

Registration coming soon!


ICCFA Certification Programs for Pierce Colleges

Jeffersonville, IN: February 19th & 20th, 2014 – Mid-America College of Funeral Service
Decatur, GA: April 29th & 30th, 2014 – Gupton- Jones College of Funeral Service