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Mission & Objectives

Purpose of the Institute

Educate Individuals for a Career in Funeral Service



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.

Aims & Objectives of Commonwealth

Each program has as its central aim recognition of the importance of funeral service education personnel as:

  • members of a human services profession
  • members of the community in which they serve
  • participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession
  • professional knowledge of and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines (in the geographic area where they practice)
  • professional sensitivity to the responsibility for public health, safety and welfare in caring for human remains

Each program has the following objectives:

  • To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession.
  • To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary for the profession.
  • To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large.
  • To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct.
  • To provide a curriculum at the post secondary level of instruction.
  • To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service.
  • To be cognizant of non-traditional students, and help enable achievement of their educational goals through greater avenues of access.

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