Accreditation | Worsham College of Mortuary Science


Worsham College of Mortuary Science and the Mortuary Science associate degree and diploma programs offered by Worsham are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (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 lmcmurrough[at]worsham[dot]edu.

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 to 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.