Funeral Service Education

Available on the Vincennes campus and online

 

 

Are you ready for a career that helps others and lets you work with members of your community? Do you have a strong interest in biological science and business? If so, the Funeral Service Education Program at Vincennes University has what you are looking for!

Beyond the Classroom

In addition to lecture, students will gain hands-on experience during embalming courses. Students will work with licensed embalmers to gain the skills needed for a rewarding career in Funeral Services. Students also learn about the methods and techniques used to restore facial features in FNRL 120 Restorative Arts. *Distance Education students will be required to ravel to Indiana during their final semester in the program to complete an embalming certification with the program chair.

Our Funeral Service Education Program has been turning out high quality licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers since 1975. We are the premier choice in Funeral Service Education with a long standing track record of success and American Board of Funeral Service Education accreditation.

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Accreditation

The Funeral Service Education Program at Vincennes University is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816) 233-3747. Website: www.abfse.org

National Board Examination scores, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program's scores and rates, go to the Funeral Service Education Program office, located in the Center for Health Sciences building, Room 215, or by email at hshp@vinu.edu, or by telephone at 812-888-5469.

Additional information, including medial annual wages information, can be found at the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/funeral-service-occupations.htm

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Please note that applicants will be required to complete a secondary application. More information about the secondary application will be sent with your acceptance letter from the University.

For more information, please contact
Russel Ort, LFD, MS, A.B.A. 

Chair, Funeral Service Education Program
Center for Health Sciences, Room 215
(812) 888-5469
rort@vinu.edu 

Frequently Asked Questions

Indiana State Standards: http://www.in.gov/pla/funeral.htm

National Standards: http://www.nfda.org/careers/licensing-requirements
***Please use the above link to check your individual state requirements for individual licensure as each state has differing requirements for obtaining a professional license as a funeral director/embalmer***

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Mission Statement and Program Outcomes