Funeral Arts Certificate leads to new career options
Individuals who have an associate degree or higher can become a funeral director in Florida by earning our Funeral Arts Advanced Technical Certificate, passing the Florida Board Exam for Funeral Directing, serving a one-year internship under the direction of a licensed funeral director and passing the Florida Rules and Regulations exam.
This Advanced Technical Certificate is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is NOT accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 Office 816-233-3747). 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.
- Graduates are eligible to take the Florida State Board Exam for Funeral Directing.
If you have earned a degree from an accredited college, this online certificate can help you become a funeral director in Florida. You must also pass the Florida Board Exam for Funeral Directing.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
Features of SPC's Funeral Arts Certificate
- Offered completely online
- These courses apply toward SPC's Funeral Services Associate in Science degree
- Prerequisites: Applicants must have graduated with at least an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Funeral Arts Advanced Technical Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2010 (430)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2010 (430), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
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This program is offered as a Fully Online program.
This Advanced Technical Certificate is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is NOT accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (3432 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Office 816-233-3747). 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.
Graduates are eligible to take the Florida State Board Exam for Funeral Directing.
These courses apply towards the Funeral Services Associate in Science degree.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
Federal CIP Code
12.0301: Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General.
Job Related Opportunities
- Florida Funeral Director
- Pre-need Counselor
Please review the Funeral Arts Certificate Admission Guide.
The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Funeral Arts Certificate program as well as explain the timetable for evaluation and further admission correspondence. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application at the appropriate time. Only students who satisfy all the application requirements and submit a complete application in accordance with the information detailed in the Admission Guide will be considered for admission.
o Applicants must have graduated with at least an associate's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
NOTE: If you have missed two (2) consecutive terms, you must see a counselor to be readmitted into your program.
MAJOR CORE COURSES
GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER IN ALL COURSES
PROGRAM ADMISSION GUIDES
Please review the program admission guide to ensure your eligibility prior to applying below.
BEGIN PROGRAM APPLICATION
Please answer the following questions to apply to our Funeral Arts Certificate Program.
New student at SPC
Returning to SPC
Official transcripts must be posted and evaluated by the application deadline.
College level Reading, Writing, and Math
Program Admission Questions
Regionally Accredited Associate Degree or Higher
You will need to complete the SPC Application and pay the non-refundable fee.
You will need to complete the readmission steps.
Official Transcripts Required
Please submit official, unopened (sealed) high school transcripts or GED transcripts as well as those from all regionally-accredited college(s) and universities currently or previously attended. If you completed an A.A.S. degree or higher at a regionally-accredited institution, we won't need your high school transcripts. Learn more about transcripts.
Cumulative GPA Requirement
College Level Reading, Writing, and Math Requirement
This health program requires students to be at college level in Reading, Writing, and Math. Please see your academic advisor for additional details.
Program Admission Requirements
You must submit official transcripts showing completion of an Associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Please review the Funeral Arts Certificate admission guide or contact your academic advisor for more information.
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