Friday, December 15th, 2017

Technical Certificate in Funeral Directing


The Funeral Director Technical Certificate at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is designed to meet the prerequisites for licensure and employment in funeral service as a Funeral Director in the State of Texas.

According to the policies and procedures that govern the administration of the Texas State Board Examination (TX SBE):

Registration procedure for the TX SBE will be as follows:

  • All candidates sitting for the TX SBE will be required to complete the TX SBE application online at the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards website.
  • All candidates sitting for the TX State Board Examination, for the first time, must be certified as having graduated from a funeral directing program with a Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Service recognized by the Texas Funeral Service Commission. The University of AR Community College at Hope is recognized by the Texas Funeral Service Commission and the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards to provide eligibility for sitting Texas state board exams. The TX SBE Candidate Eligibility Certification Form must be completed for all candidates sitting for the TX SBE for the first time. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the TX SBE until this form is completed and placed on file with the Conference Office. The TX SBE Candidate Eligibility Form must be printed on school letterhead (UA HOPE-TEXARKANA provides this eligibility form on UA HOPE-TEXARKANA letterhead).

Application for Admission

Funeral Service Program Booklet

 

On-Line Technical Certificate in Funeral Directing  
Spring Block Session I  (8 weeks)      
ENGL 1013  Composition I  3
FSED  1001 Funeral Service Orientation & Ethics 1
FSED  1002 Funeral Service History 2
Spring Block Session II  (8 weeks)  
BUSS 1203 Introduction to Business 3
FSED  1033 Funeral Directing 3
Total     12
Summer Block (8 weeks)    
CISS 1013 Introduction to Computers
FSED 2223 Business & Funeral Law
Total 6
Fall Block Session I (8 weeks)  
ACCT 2103 Principles of Accounting 3
FSED 2103 Funeral Psychology/Sociology 3
Fall Block Session II (8 weeks)    
SPCH 1313  Principles of Speech 3
FSED 1313 Funeral Merchandising & Management 3
Total 12
TOTAL 30

This academic program is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Students graduating from this program are not eligible to take the National Board Examination or any state board examination for which graduation from an ABFSE Accredited program is required.

On-Campus Technical Certificate in Funeral Directing
First Semester (Fall)
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
FSED 2223 Business & Funeral Law 3
FSED 1001 Funeral Service Orientation and Ethics 1
FSED 1033 Funeral Directing 3
FSED 1002 History of Funeral Service 2
FSED 2103 Funeral Psychology/Sociology 3
Total 15
Second Semester (Spring)
FSED 1313 Funeral Merchandising & Management 3
CISS 1013 Introduction to Computers 3
SPCH 1313 Principles of Speech 3
ACCT 2103 Principles of Accounting 3
BUSS 1203 Introduction to Business 3
Total 15
TOTAL 30

This academic program is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Students graduating from this program are not eligible to take the National Board Examination or any state board examination for which graduation from an ABFSE Accredited program is required.