The CIFS Campus will remain closed Thursday 7/11 and likely Friday 7/12 due to power outages. We anticipate resuming normal campus operations once power is restored.

Associate of Applied Science Degree


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Certificate in Funeral Directing


Devoted to Raising the Standards of the Profession

Applications are now open

The Institute offers two programs – an Associate of Applied Science Degree and a Certificate in Funeral Directing. We have been providing education for funeral service professionals – as funeral directors, embalmers or both – since 1936. The funeral service profession is our sole mission.

About Our College

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.

Commonwealth offers a complete funeral service educational experience; whether you choose to attend classes on campus or utilize our online learning platform. We do not simply teach theory but believe strongly in applied learning. 

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