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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.

Objectives of Commonwealth

The central objective of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is to educate students in every phase of funeral service so that graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in funeral service.  In support of this objective, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service has adopted the following learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the accredited program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of funeral service professionals in developing relationships with the families and communities they serve;
  • Identify standards of ethical conduct in funeral service practices;
  • Interpret how federal, state, and local laws apply to funeral service in order to ensure compliance;
  • Apply principles of public health and safety in the handling and preparation of human remains;
  • Demonstrate technical skills in embalming and restorative art that are necessary for the preparation and handling of human remains;
  • Demonstrate skills required for conducting arrangement conferences, visitations, services, and ceremonies;
  • Describe the requirements and procedures for burial, cremation, and other accepted forms of funeral disposition of human remains;
  • Describe methods to address the grief-related needs of the bereaved;
  • Explain management skills associated with operating a funeral establishment; and
  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills and research skills needed for funeral service practice.


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