National Board Exam Statistics
Effective January 1, 2004 all students graduating from an accredited program of funeral service education are required to take the National Board Examination administered by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, as a requirement for graduation.
The following chart represents the passing rate of first-time takers on the National Board Exam since 2001.
Programs Accredited by ABFSE:
- Diploma in Embalming and Funeral Directing
- Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
- Associate in Specialized Business Degree
|Date||PIMS Class #||First time pass rate %|
|2004*||New reporting requirement|
|2010**||New reporting requirement|
|Arts – First time pass %||Sciences – First time pass %|
*Effective 2004, National Board statistics are only reported on a year-by-year basis by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.
**Effective 2010, yearly National Board Statistics are reported by section: Arts & Sciences by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.
National Board Examination scores, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program’s scores, please visit Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, 5808 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 412-362-8500
PROGRAM INFORMATION – Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
|Year||Total Enrolled||# of New Students||# of Grads||Timely Grad*||Graduation Rate||Did not finish**||Overall % Employed||Employed in FS|
*Timely graduation = complete program within 1.5 times designated program length
**Left before completing the program; did not finish
NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS – Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
|3 Year Average||% Pass Arts||% Pass Sciences|
|Most Recent||# Takers||# Passed|