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.
The central aim of the College is to recognize the importance of funeral service education personnel as:
members of a human service profession;
members of the community in which they serve;
participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession;
professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, provincial / territorial, and local regulatory guidelines in the geographic area where they practice as well as
professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains.
Objectives of the College
The objectives of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service reinforce its mission statement and institutional aims. To that end, the College will strive to:
enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession;
educate students in every phase of funeral service and to help enable them to develop proficiency and skills necessary for the profession;
educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large;
emphasize high standards of ethical conduct;
provide a curriculum at the post-secondary level of instruction, and
encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service.
Accreditation and Approvals
The Funeral Service Degree program and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 08097 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org. The ABFSE is an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Dallas Institute also maintains approvals from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Department of Health and Human Services, State Boards, Commissions and Agencies of Funeral Service, State Approval for Veteran Training, State Approval for Vocational Rehabilitation Training, and the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science
Texas Funeral Directors Association
National Funeral Directors Association
The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service offers equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status or veteran status.
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) we accept students without regard to race, color or national origin.