Getting Started in the Industry


Have you always wondered what it takes to become a funeral director in TX? In this area , you will find information on the steps you need to take to become a licensed funeral director. As the future progresses, the funeral industry requires more and more professionals to help in the grieving and funeral arrangement process. However you decide to proceed, we at the Texas Funeral Directors Association wish you luck!

Funeral Directors and Funeral Homes are licensed by the State of Texas through the Texas Funeral Service Commission.  If you are interested in learning more about getting your license, the information you will need can be found at the following page on their website.  Information is available on requirements for education, examinations, provisional service, as well as reciprocal licensing if you are currently licensed in another state.  Go to:  Texas Funeral Service Commission website

For a List of Texas Mortuary Schools and contact information, click here.

For a List of approved Online Mortuary Programs, click here.

In order to obtain a license in the state of Texas, you must pass a Texas Law Exam as well as the National Board Exam.  Information on the Texas exam may be obtained from the Texas Funeral Service Commission website linked above.  Information on the National Board Exam may be obtained from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.  Go to their website by clicking on this link