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