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Accreditation/Approvals

Accreditation & Approvals

Accredited and Approved in Texas and Beyond

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas, is devoted to raising the standards of the funeral service profession by preparing students as funeral directors and embalmers.

American Board of Funeral Service Education

The A.A.S. in Funeral Service program at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ, 08097.  Phone: (816) 233-3747.  Web:  www.abfse.org.

 

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Institute is authorized to grant the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Approvals

Texas Workforce Commission

The Commonwealth Institute is approved for the education and training of veterans, disabled persons and rehabilitation trainers and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Proprietary Schools and Veterans Education Dept., 101 E. 15th St., Austin, TX 78778-0001, (512) 936-3100.

Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges

The Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges.

 Texas Funeral Service Commission

The Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is licensed by the Texas Funeral Service Commission as a funeral establishment.

Memberships

The Commonwealth Institute’s commitment to the community and the profession is illustrated by membership in the following:

  • 100 Black Women of Funeral Service
  • International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA)
  • National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFDMA)
  • National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
  • Counsel for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Houston Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association
  • Houston Funeral Directors and Morticians Association
  • Texas Funeral Directors Association (TFDA)
  • Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice
  • National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science (NACMS)
  • National Counsel for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
  • WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)
  • Library & Information Resources Network (LIRN)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Career Colleges & Schools of Texas (CCST)

Documents

You may download the following documents:

TWC-THECB Complaint Policies

Please Note:

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, (beginning in 2015) and employment rates (beginning in 2015) for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program’s pass rates and rates, go to CIFS Administrative Office, 415 Barren Springs Dr., Houston, TX 77090 or by e-mail at information@commonwealth.edu, or by telephone (281) 873-0262.

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
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