Funeral Service Education


This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for employment as funeral service directors or professional embalmers.

The program is the only accredited Funeral Service Education degree program in Washington and one of only a few on the West Coast.

Admission Requirements

Associate Degree

Entry into the Funeral Services Education program requires completion of an admissions application for the college and the completion of the admissions packet before enrolling in Funeral Services Education classes toward the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission should contact their respective state boards of funeral services regarding that state board's approval of this particular program of instruction.

The minimum educational requirement for admission to the Funeral Service Education program is graduation from an accredited four-year high school or its equivalent, such as a recognized GED®, or other evidence of academic achievement such as a college transcript with at least nine post-secondary credits, exclusive of developmental courses, and a satisfactory grade point average from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. Have your high school or previous college directly mail official transcripts* to:

Enrollment Services
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

All applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

*To comply with American Board of Funeral Service Education accreditation guidelines (ABFSE Standard 10.1.2a), the transcripts must be sent directly from your high school, university, or college. No transcripts will be accepted that are received by any other method.

ABFSE Standard 10.1.2.a - "Transcript of high school or college work, received by mail directly from the institution from which the credits were received."


The Funeral Service Education degree program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike Suite 108 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097, (816) 233-3747.  

Gifted Body Program

The Funeral Service Education program also accepts gifted bodies to support the program. For more information, please contact Jamye Cameron.

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