Friday, May 25th, 2018

Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Directing

The Certificate of Proficiency at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is designed to prepare the student for employment in funeral service. This academic program is designed to meet 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.

Application for Admission

Funeral Service Program Booklet

Course Requirements Credit Hours
First Semester
FSED 2223 Business & Funeral Law
FSED 1001 Funeral Service Orientation & Ethics
FSED 1002 History of Funeral Service
FSED 1033 Funeral Directing
FSED 2103 Funeral Psychology/Sociology
FSED 1313 Funeral Merchandising & Management
Total 15


The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.