The Certificate of Completion for funeral directing is offered to meet specific state or professional needs. The program is directed at the student desiring licensure as a funeral director only in the State of Texas. (It does not include instruction in embalming, restorative art, microbiology, pathology, chemistry or anatomy; therefore it is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.) Students completing this program are eligible to sit for the Texas State Board Examination only. Prior conviction of a felony or a misdemeanor involving funeral directing and/or embalming renders the student ineligible to practice in the State of Texas.