Online Certificate in Funeral Directing
A student may select to complete the certificate in funeral directing via web-based instruction (on-line or eLearning). 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. Courses taken through this option follow the same academic term and length, and have the same rigorous academic and admission requirements as those taken on-campus. The online program is lesson-based. Students complete eight to ten lessons per module. A student must complete a lesson before proceeding to the next lesson within a module. Modules (as sequenced below) are taken concurrently throughout the quarter. For example, a student enrolled in first quarter general education modules will complete modules 1 – 4 during the quarter.
Student’s progress in the Online Certificate in Funeral Directing Program is evaluated throughout the online program as Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service receives each lesson. Progress is documented as students complete lessons and receive graded assignments. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average as evaluated at the end of each quarter. If at the end of the quarter, the student has not completed the required modules, the student’s enrollment shall be terminated. Additionally, students have one week to complete a lesson. Failure to turn in a lesson will result in a student being placed on academic probation. At the end of an 11 week quarter, a missed lesson must be turned in for grading or termination from the program will occur.
The tuition and fee cost for the Online Certificate in Funeral Directing program is as follows:
If the general study courses are taken at Commonwealth, tuition and fees will be $11,133 payable as follows:
If the general study courses are transferred to Commonwealth, tuition and fees will be $7,393 payable as follows: