Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
Certification in Funeral Directing
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service offers an online certificate in funeral directing via web-based instruction (on-line or eLearning). Courses taken through this program follow the same academic term and length as those taken on-campus and have the same rigorous academic and admission requirements. Commonwealth Institute's Certification in Funeral Directing online program is currently recognized in Louisiana, Texas, Missouri and Colorado. Contact your state agency to see if our certificate in funeral directing will be recognized in the state in which you plan on seeking licensure.
Students in this online program will learn how to conduct funeral services for various religious, fraternal, military, and nontraditional customs. They will learn the preparation needs (other than by embalming) of a deceased human body for burial, or other means of final disposition. Additionally, they will learn to conduct funeral arrangement conferences with families including the necessary paperwork, and learn the workplace safety guidelines for funeral service personnel.
The following modules are required to complete the online certification program:
|Module 1:||BIOL 1408||Biology 1|
|Module 2:||ENGL 1301||Composition and Rhetoric|
|Module 3:||PSYC 2301||General Psychology|
|Module 4:||MATH 1314||College Algebra|
|Module 5:||BUSI 1302||Operating a Business|
|Module 6:||MSCI 1212||Funeral Directing|
|Module 7:||MSCI 1317||History of Funeral Service|
|Module 8:||MSCI 1115||Occupational Safety|
|Modeul 9:||MSCI 1313||Funeral Merchandising|
|Module 10:||MSCI 1219||Mortuary Law|
|Module 11:||BUSI 2301||Business Law|
|Module 12:||MSCI 1314||Mortuary Administration|
|Module 13:||MSCI 1118||Sociology of Funeral Service|
|Module 14:||MSCI 1316||Counseling/Dynamics of Grief|
|Module 15:||OFAD 1307||Office Accounting|
|Module 16:||MSCI 1011||Computers in Funeral Service|
Progress Requirements for Online Certificate in Funeral Directing Program: Student's progress is evaluated throughout the online program. Progress is documented as students complete lessons and receive graded assignments. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. If, at the end of a quarter the student has not completed the required modules, the student's enrollment shall be terminated.