Funeral Service Education

Leaders in Funeral Service Education for over 100 Years


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We are one of
the largest mortuary science
programs in the country

Exceptional faculty,
training, and lab equipment

job placement rate

A noble profession.
Over 100 years of history.
Your new career.
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Worsham College and the Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and Diploma Programs are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 08097 or call (816) 233-3747.  Web:

The American Board of Funeral
Service Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Students can file a complaint with the state of Illinois via the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s (IBHE) Complaint System. Students can also file a complaint with our accrediting agency, the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) using their ABFSE complaint system.

Students may view and/or request a copy of accreditation documentation and state authorization in the office of the Program Director or by email at [email protected].

National Board Exam

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates and employment rates for this and other ABFSE‑accredited programs are available at in the Directory of Accredited Programs. To request a printed copy of Worsham College’s pass rates please visit Worsham College, 495 Northgate Parkway, Wheeling, IL 60090, request by email Lmcmurrough[at]worsham[dot]edu or by telephone 847‑808‑8444.


Worsham College of Mortuary Science
is approved by:

The Illinois Board of Higher Education •
1 N. Old State Capital Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Illinois Board of Higher Education Institutional Complaint System

The British Institute of Embalmers •

The Department of Professional Regulations
State of Illinois •

The State Approving Agency for the Training of
Veterans •

The Department of Vocational
Rehabilitation •

Member College of the National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science

Why Is Accreditation Important?

The First Step in becoming a Licensed Funeral Director is graduating from Accredited Mortuary Science Program.

To become eligible for the National Board Exam you must be verified by a school as having completed all graduation requirements from an ABFSE-accredited mortuary science program.