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Education Services for Individuals Interested in Funeral Service

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Information for Mortuary Science Students

button Placement Services & Pre Registration Form
(8K pdf)

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Mortuary Science Programs (alphabetized)

Apprentice & Supervising Licensee Information

button Information for individuals serving or supervising both embalmer and funeral director apprenticeships concurrently 
Information for individuals serving or supervising funeral director apprenticeships only
Information for individuals serving or supervising embalmer  apprenticeships only
Board policy regarding submission of quarterly progress reports
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Funeral Director & Embalmer Licensure

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button Funeral Directors Exam Information

button Compend Order Form   This is the form that will allow you to order the Funeral Service Compend through the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.  You will need to print and mail the form along with a check to the Dallas Institute.

button  FTC Rule: Federal Trade CommissionComplying With the Funeral Rule (to be used as one piece of information for studying purposes for applicants taking the funeral director examination and/or the Assistant Funeral Director Examination.)

Assistant Funeral Director Licensure

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button Assistant Funeral Director Application (pdf)
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button Assistant Funeral Director and Supervising Funeral Director information (K.S.A. 65-1717)
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Reciprocal Licensure Information

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button Reciprocal Licensure Application (pdf)
Reciprocal Licensure Application-Current State    (pdf)
Crematory Operator Licensure

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button Crematory Operator License Application
button Crematory Operator License Memorandum
buttonCrematory Operator Transfer Application

button Application for License to Operate a Crematory

Embalmer by Endorsement Licensure

button License Requirements

buttonEmbalmer by Endorsement License Information
buttonEmbalmer by Endorsement Application (pdf)
Embalmer by Endorsement Application-Current State (pdf)

button  A listing of all State Funeral Regulatory Boards provided by The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB)
button Prefinanced Funeral Agreement Report (pursuant to KAR 63-3-20) (pdf)

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A Funeral Service Professional

Works with the bereaved, providing sensitive, effective intervention during a time of emotional need.

Duties and responsibilities of a funeral service professional

Why should you enter funeral service?

Career opportunities
There is a need for trained funeral service professionals. There is a developing need for graduates who have prepared themselves for management positions in funeral service by selecting business courses as part of their college programs.

Financial Aid

Scholarship applications for Kansas residents that have already attended mortuary college for one year can be obtained through:
 Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association (KFDA)
1200 S. Kansas Avenue

P.O. Box 1904

Topeka, Kansas 66601-1904

Telephone: (785) 232-7789

Fax: (785) 232-7791

Email: kfda@kscoxmail.com

Web site: http://www.ksfda.org

Scholarship applications must be filed with the KFDA by no later than September 30th each year. All applicants must be pre-registered with the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts. Scholarships will be granted during the month of October.  For more information on KFDA scholarships: http://www.ksfda.org/educareer.htm#Scholarships

The agency responsible for the accreditation of mortuary colleges is The American Board of Funeral Service Education.

To inquire for more information, call or write:

American Board of Funeral Service Education
Dr. Michael Smith, Executive Director

3432 Ashland Ave., Ste U
St. Joseph, MO  64506
phone: (816) 233-3747
fax: (816) 233-3793

email: exdir@abfse.org web site: http://www.abfse.org/   Select the following for an updated directory of  ABFSE Approved Mortuary Colleges

Mortuary Science Programs
Amarillo College
Mortuary Science Program
P.O. Box 447
Amarillo, TX  79178-0001
Preston Childress, Director
Phone:  (806) 356-3631
Fax: (806) 356-3657
Email:  childress-pr@actx.edu
Web site:  www.actx.edu/mortuary 
American Academy McAllister
Institute of Funeral Service, Inc.
619 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Meg Dunn, President
Phone: (212) 757- 1190
Fax:  (212) 765-5923
Email:  info@a-a-m-i.org
Web site: www.a-a-m-i.org

American River College Funeral Service Education
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacremento, CA 95841-4286
Jeffrey W. Stephenson, Program Coordinator
Phone (916) 484-8350
Email: StepheJe@arc.losrios.edu
Web Site: www.arc.losrios.edu

Arapahoe Community College
Mortuary Science Program
P.O. Box 9002
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Martha L. Gaidies, Chairperson
Phone: (303) 797-5954
Email:  martha.thayer@arapahoe.edu
Web site:  www.arapahoe.edu

Arkansas State University  Mountain Home
Funeral Service Program
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Ron Schofield, Director
Phone: (870) 508-6100
Fax:  (870) 508-6283
Email: rschofield@asumh.edu
Web site: www.asumh.edu

Bishop State Community College
Department of Mortuary Science
1365 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Mobile, AL 36603-5362
William Thompson, Director
Phone: (334) 405-4400, ext. 4439
Fax:  (334) 405-4427
Email:  wthompson@bishop.edu
Web site: www.bscc.cc.al.us
Briarwood College
Mortuary Science Program
2279 Mt. Vernon Road
Southington, CT 06489
Bernard Laskowski, Director
Toll Free:  1-800-952-2444
Phone: (860) 628-4751
Fax: (860) 628-6444
Email:  laskowskib@briarwood.edu or bernconlask@cox.net
Web site: www.briarwood.edu

Carl Sandburg College
Mortuary Science Program
2400 Tom  L. Wilson Blvd.
P.O. Box 1407
Galesburg, IL 61401-9576
Tim Krause, Coordinator
Phone: (309) 341-0831
Fax:  (309) 341-1040
Email:  tkrause@sandburg.edu
Web site:  www.sandburg.edu

Community Colleges of Baltimore County
Catonsville Campus
Mortuary Science Program
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Joyce E. Torchinsky, Dept Chairperson
Phone: (410) 455-6950 or (410) 455-4924
Fax:  (410) 719-6547
Email:  jtorchinsky@ccbcmd.edu
Web site: www.ccbcmd.edu

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
645 W. North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224-1462
Dan Flory, President
Toll free:  1-888-377-8433
Phone: (513) 761-2020
Fax:  (513) 761-3333
Email:  dflory@ccms.edu
Web site:  www.ccms.edu

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
415 Barren Springs
Houston, TX 77090
Jason C. Altieri, Presiden/CEO
Phone: (281) 873-0262
Fax:  (281) 873-5232
Email:  altieri-jc@lycos.com
Web site: www.commonwealthinst.com

Cypress College 
Mortuary Science Department
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630
Douglas Metz, Director
Phone: (714) 484-7279
Fax:  (714) 527-2175
Email:  mortsci@cypresscollege.edu

Web Site:  www.cypresscollege.edu
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
3909 South Buckner Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75227
James Shoemake, President
Toll free:  1-800-235-5444
Phone: (214) 388-5466
Fax:  (214) 388-0316
Email:  difs@dallasinstitute.edu
Web site:  www.dallasinstitute.edu

Delgado Community College
Department of Funeral Service Education
City Park Campus
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119-4399
Malcolm L. Gibson, Director
Phone: (504) 483-4014; (504) 483-4537
Fax:  (504) 483-4609
Email: mgibso@dcc.edu
Web site:  www.dcc.edu

Des Moines Community College
Mortuary Science
2006 South Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, Iowa  50023
Kevin E. Patterson, Program Chair
Phone: (515) 964-6244
Email: kepatterson@dmacc.edu
Web site: funeral.DMACC.edu

East Mississippi Community College
Funeral Service Technology
P.O. Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
Don Webb, Director
Phone: (601) 476-5100 
or  (601) 476-5101 (answering machine)
Fax:  (662) 476-5086
Email:  dwebb@eastms.edu
Web site:  www.eastms.edu

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Funeral Service Education Department
PO. Box 35236
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Michael Landon, Chairperson
Phone: (910) 678-8301
Fax:  (910) 484-6600
Email:  landonm@faytechcc.edu
Web site:  www.faytechcc.edu
Fine Mortuary College, LLC: Private two year College
159 Kerry Place
Norwood, MA  02062
Louis Misantone, President
Phone: (781)  762-1211
Fax: (781) 762-7177
Email: fine@fine-ne.com
Web site: www.fine-NE.com
Florida Community College at Jacksonville
Funeral Service Program
North Campus
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL  32218
Roy Weimert, Faculty Director
Phone: (904) 766-6622
Fax: (904) 766-5573
Email: rweimert@fccj.edu
Web Site: www.fccj.edu

Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service
5141 Snapfinger Woods Drive
Decatur, GA 30035-4022
Patty S. Hutcheson, President
Toll Free:  1-800-848-5352
Phone: (770) 593-2257 or (800) 848-5352
Fax:  (770) 593-1891
Email:  gjcfs@mindspring.com
Web site:  www.gupton-jones.edu

Holmes Community College
Funeral Services Technology
412 W. Ridgeland Ave.
Ridgeland, MS  39157
Dr. Thomas Garrett,  Director
Phone:  (601) 605-3327
Fax: (601) 605-3410
Email: tgarrett@holmescc.edu
Web site:  www.holmes.cc.ms.us
Hudson Valley Community College 
Mortuary Science Department
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
D. Elaine Reinhard, Chairperson
Phone: (518) 629- 7113
Fax:  (518) 629-8025
Email:  reinhela@hvcc.edu
Web site:  www.hvcc.edu

IVY Tech Community College of Indiana
(De La Garza Campus) Mortuary Science Program
410 E. Columbus Drive
Eash Chicago, IN  46312
Rick Soria, Program Chair
Phone: (219) 392-3600
Fax: (219) 392-3609
Email: rsoria@ivytech.edu
Web site: www.gary.ivytech.edu
Jefferson State Community College
Funeral Service Education Program
2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
Dr. William Counce, Director
Phone: (205) 856-7844
Fax:  (205) 856-8518
Email:  wcounce@jeffstateonline.com
Web site:  www.jeffstateonline.com

John A. Gupton College
1616 Church Street
Nashville, TN  37203
B. Steven Spann, President
Phone: (615) 327-3927
Fax:  (615) 321-4518
Email:  spann@guptoncollege.edu
Web site:  www.guptoncollege.edu

John Tyler Community College
Funeral Service Program
Chester, VA 23831
Rick Sikon, Program Director
Phone: (804) 706-5113
Fax:  (804) 796-4359
Email: rsikon@jtcc.edu

Web site: www.jtcc.edu
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Mortuary Science Department
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City. KS 66112
Wiley Wright, Coordinator
Phone: (913) 288-7607
Fax:  (913) 288-7677
Email:  wwright@toto.net
Web site:  www.kckcc.edu

Malcolm X College
Department of Mortuary Science
1900 W. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Alta L. Williams, Director
Phone: (312) 850-7214
Fax:  (312) 850-7453
Email:  alwilliams@ccc.edu
Web site: 
Mercer County Community College
Funeral Service Curriculum
1200 Old Trenton Road - P.O. Box B
Trenton, NJ 08690
Robert C. Smith III, Director
Phone: (609) 586-4800, Ext. 3472
Fax:  (609) 586-4389
Email:  smithr@mccc.edu
Web site:  www.mccc.edu

Mesa Community College
Mortuary Science Program
Williams Education Center
7440 E. Tahoe Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85212
Dr. Thomas R. Taggart, Director
Phone: (480) 988-8501
Fax:  (480) 988-8520
: tom.taggart@mcmail.maricopa.edu
Web site: www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d26/msp/

Miami-Dade Community College
W.L. Philbrick School of Funeral Sciences
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167
Ralph Covert, Director
Phone: (305) 237-1245
Fax:  (305) 237-8195
Email:  rcovert@mdc.edu
Web site:  www.mdc.edu

Mid-America College of Funeral Service
3111 Hamburg Pike
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
John R. Braboy, President
Toll free: 1-800-221-6158
Phone: (812) 288-8878
Fax:  (812) 288-5942
Email:  macfs@mindspring.com or johnbraboy@worldnet.att.net
Website:  www.mid-america.edu

Milwaukee Area Technical College (West Campus)
Funeral Service Department
1200 South 71st St.
West Allis, Wl 53214
John Pludeman, Coordinator
Phone: (414) 456-5320 or 5500
Fax:  (414) 456-5441
Email: pludemaj@matc.edu
Web site: www.matc.edu

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Funeral Service Technology
P.O. Box 548
Perkinston, MS  39573
Bill D. Harvery, MLA, Director
Phone:  (601) 528-8919
Fax:  (601) 528-8422
Email:  bill.harvey@mgccc.edu
Web site: www.mgccc.edu
Mt. Hood Community College
Department of Funeral Service Education
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR 97030
Doug Ferrin, Director
Phone: (503) 491-6941 or 6940 
Fax: (503) 491-6050
email: ferrind@mhcc.edu
Web site:  www.mhcc.edu/acadenucs/catalog/programs0506/funerl.htm

Nassau Community College
Mortuary Science Department
1 Education Dr., Bldg. 111
Garden City, NY 11530-6793
Michael F. Mastellone, Chairman
Phone: (516) 572-7277
Fax:  (516) 572-0626
Email: mastelm@ncc.edu
Web site:  www.ncc.edu

New England Institute of Funeral Service Education
at Mount Ida College
777 Dedham Street
Newton Centre, MA 02159
Jacquelyn Taylor, Executive Director
Phone: (617) 928- 4714
Fax:  (617) 928-4713
Email:  jstaylor@mountida.edu
Web site:  www.mountida.edu

Norfolk State University- Funeral Service Certificate Program
1881 University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA  23453
Frank Walton, Director
Phone: (757) 368-4150
Fax: (757) 368-4151
Email: jfwalton@nsu.edu
Web site: www.nsu.edu

Northhampton Community College
Department of Funeral Service Education
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017
John Lunsford, Director
Phone: (610) 861 -5388
Fax:  (610) 861-4581
Email:  jlunsford@northampton.edu
Web site:  www.northampton.edu
Northwest Mississippi Community College 
Funeral Service Technology Program
Desoto Center
5197 WE Ross Parkway
Southhaven, MS 38671
Larry Anderson, Director
Phone: (662) 280-6137
Fax:  (662) 280-6161
Email:  LAnderson@northwestms.edu

Web site: www.northwestms.edu
Ogeechee Technical College- Dept. of Funeral Service Education
One Joe Kennedy Blvd.
Statesboro, GA  30458
Jarvis Barnes, Program Director
Phone: (912) 681-5500 or (800) 646-1316
Fax (912) 486-7604
Email: jbarnes@ogeecheetech.edu or bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

Web site: www.ogeecheetech.edu
Piedmont Technical College
P.O. Drawer 1467
Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC  29648-1467
David B. Martin, Director
Phone:  (864) 941-8506
Fax:  (864) 941-8711
Email:  martin@ptc.edu
Web site:  www.ptc.edu

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
5808 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Eugene C. Ogrodnik, President
Phone: (412) 362-8500
Fax:  (412) 362-1684
Email:  pims5808@aol.com
Web site:  www.pims.edu

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Department of Funeral Service Education
5600 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Steven B. Koosmann, Director
Phone: (314) 644-9327
Fax:  (314) 644-9412
Email:  skoosmann@stlcc.edu
Web site:  www.stlcc.edu
St. Petersburg College
Funeral Services Program
P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL  33733-3489
Kevin L. Davis, Director
Phone: (727) 341-3781
Fax (727) 341-3782
Email: davis.kevin@spcollege.edu
Web site: www.spcollege.edu/hec/funeral

San Antonio College
Mortuary Science Program
1300 San Pedro Avenue, NTC 124
San Antonio, TX 78212-4299
Mary Allen-Martin, M.A., C.F.S.P., Coordinator
Phone: (210) 733-2905
Fax:  (210) 733-2907
Web site:  www.accd.edu/sac/mortuary
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service
1828 South Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13207
Maurice C. Wightman, President/CEO
Phone: (315) 4 75-5142
Fax:  (315) 475-3817
Email:  mcwightman20@aol.com
Web site:  www.simmonsinstitute.com
Southern Illinois University
Mortuary Science & Funeral Service 
ASA - Mail Code 6615
Carbondale, IL 62901-6615
Cydney Griffith, Director
Phone: (618) 453- 7214
Fax:  (618) 453-7020
Email:  cgriffit@siu.edu
Web site:  www.siu.edu/~hcp/MSFS/MSHOME.HTML
Southern University at Shreveport
Funeral Services Administration
610 Texas St., Ste 307
Shreveport, LA  711-1
Albert Robinson, Program Director
Phone: (318) 678-4642
Fax: (318) 678-4627
Email: arobinson@susla.edu
Web Site: www.susla.edu

St. Petersburg Junior College
Funeral Services Program 
P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489
Kevin L. Davis, Director
Phone: (727) 341-3781
Fax:  (727) 341-3770
Email: davisk@spcollege.edu
Web site:  www.spcollege.edu

State University of New York
College of Technology at Canton
Mortuary Science Program
Canton, NY 13617
Barry Walch, Coordinator
Phone: (315) 386- 7110 or 7407
Fax:  (315) 386-7959
Email:  walch@canton.edu
Web site:  www.canton.edu
University of Arkansas 
Community College of Hope
Funeral Service Program
P.O. Box 140
Hope, AR 71702-0140
Karen Davis, Director
Phone: (870) 722-8206
Fax:  (870) 777-5957
Email: kdavis@uacch.edu
Web site: http://www.uacch.edu
University of Central Oklahoma
Department of Funeral Service Education
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
Dr. Chris Burkey, Department Chairman
Phone: (405) 974-5194
Fax:  (405) 974-3848
Email:  cburkey@ucok.edu
Web site:  www.ucok.edu/funeral
University of the District of Columbia
Van Ness Campus - Mortuary Science Dept.
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, MB4407
Washington, DC 20008
Lynne T. McGuire, Program Director
Phone: (202) 274-5929
University of Minnesota 
Program in Mortuary Science
P.O. Box 740.UMHC, 
420 Deleware SE 
Minneapolis, MN 55455 
Michael LuBrant, Director
Phone: (612) 624-6464
Fax:  (612) 626-4163
Email:  mortsci@umn.edu
Web site:  www.mortuaryscience.umn.edu
Vincennes University
Funeral Service Education Program 
1002 N. First Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
John Alsobrooks, Chairman
Phone: (812) 888-5469
Fax:  (812) 888-4550
Email:  jalsobro@indian.vinu.edu
Web site:  www.vinu.edu
Wayne State University
Department of Mortuary Science
5439 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Ml 48202
Peter D. Frade, Ph.D, Program Director Funeral Service,
Phone: (313) 577-2050
Fax:  (313) 577-4456
Email:  pfrade@wayne.edu
Web site: www.mortsci.wayne.edu
Worsham College of Mortuary Science
495 Northgate Parkway
Wheeling, IL 60090-2646
Stephanie J. Kann, Director
Phone: (847) 808-8444
Fax:  (847) 808-8493
Email:  skann@worshamcollege.com
Web site:  www.worshamcollege.com

Last Updated:  March 26, 2014

State of Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts

700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 904   -  Topeka, Kansas 66603-3733
phone:(785)-296-3980  -  fax:(785)296-0891
 -  email: boma1@ksbma.ks.gov

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