Where Funeral Service is Our Only Major
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Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

A Reputation for Excellence Since 1936 - Where Funeral Service is Our Only Major


Earn Your Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate in Funeral Directing

The Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is a vocational, post secondary teaching institution with its primary purpose being to educate individuals interested in the subjects comprising the curriculum for licensure and a career in funeral service. We are devoted to raising the standards of the funeral service profession by preparing students as funeral directors and embalmers. Begin your career path at Commonwealth Institute today!

Learn with those from Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, and Harris County Social Services while Working Toward Your Education

Commonwealth Institute located at 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, Texas 77090, offers students a unique experience in practical embalming and restoration educational experience. Primary to this educational experience is the relationships that Commonwealth has with the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical Branch whereby our students embalm the cases deemed for anatomical dissection.

With Harris County Social Services our students embalm, dress, cosmetize, and casket the decedents who will be interred in the county cemetery. Commonwealth students are able to assist on these burial services. Commonwealth now prepares approximately 400 cases annually.

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“The Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services offers our students two programs – an Associate of Applied Science Degree and a Certificate in Funeral Directing. We’ve done this while providing stellar education for funeral service professionals as funeral directors, embalmers or both since 1936. The funeral services profession is our sole mission.”



Accreditation and Memberships of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. See Accreditation for more information.

Main Campus

Commonwealth Institute
415 Barren Springs Drive
Houston, Texas 77090
Office Telephone: (281) 873-0262
Toll Free: (800) 628-1580
Fax: (281) 873-5232