Departmental Information

Aims & Purposes of the Funeral Services Department


The Department of Funeral Service Education recognizes the importance of funeral service education personnel as

  • members of a human services profession;
  • members of the community in which they serve;
  • participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession;
  • professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines (in the geographic area where they practice), as well as
  • professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains.

National Board Results

The annual passage rate of first time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE web site (www.abfse.org)  http://www.abfse.org/html/dir-ok.html

Please Note:
Effective in April 2011, the method for reporting the NBE scores was revised - from COMBINED to SEPARATE.
Effective with the 2010 NBE, scores for first-time takers of each section, ARTS and SCIENCE, are reported separately.

 

 


UCO Funeral Service Department National Board Exam Results

Year

# Taking Exam

# Passing Exam

% Passing
Exam

2012 Arts

             14

               13

            93%

2012 Science

14

13

93%

2011 Arts

14

10

71%

2011 Science

14

10

71%

2010 Arts

             19

               13

             68%

2010 Science

             19

               10

             48%

2009 27 20 74 %
2008 20 19 95 %
2007 20 16 80 %
2006 35 24 69 %
2005 30 21 70 %
2004 17 13 76 %

2003

11

8

80 %

2002

6

6

100 %

2001

11

10

91 %

Department Objectives

  • * To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession
  • * To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary of the profession
  • * To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large
  • * To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct
  • * To provide curriculum at the post secondary level of instruction
  • * To encourage research in the field of funeral service