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Secular Celebrant Training (ONLINE)

Saturday, June 27, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Online Training – Advance Registration Required
MI United States
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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


Register today for the CFI Secular Celebrant Training session on Saturday, June 27th, to begin your certification as a Secular Celebrant.

The Training Session will cover important information about how to perform various types of ceremonies including weddings, funerals, commitment and naming ceremonies, fulfilling legal requirements, and opportunities to practice officiating with other trainees. Attendees will also receive an information notebook with sample scripts and reference materials for the various types of ceremonies.

Advance Registration Required by Friday, June 19th. 

Secular Celebrant Training Fee: $75.00 per person

Certification Fee: $49.00 per year (To be paid after successfully completing the training session and additional certification requirements).

Due to the current pandemic and in person meeting restrictions, this will be a one-time virtual training session. Instructions for training session login and training materials will be sent to registrants who register by June 19, 2020.

What is a CFI Secular Celebrant? Secular Celebrants officiate at marriage and commitment ceremonies, funerals, memorials, and other celebrations of life’s milestones. As many as 20% of Americans are unaffiliated with any religion, yet our celebrations and ceremonies are dominated by religious leaders and civil officials.

CFI created our Secular Celebrant Program to address this problem by training secular people to officiate for nonreligious marriage and commitment ceremonies, funerals and memorials, and other celebrations of the milestones of life.

How can I become a CFI Secular Celebrant? You can become a certified CFI Secular Celebrant by attending this special training session and meeting a few other requirements. Read the complete list of Requirements for CFI Secular Celebrant Certification.

Can Secular Celebrants Legally Solemnize Wedding in Michigan? Yes! As of April 2020, trained & certified CFI Secular Celebrants are now permitted to officiate and solemnize marriages in Michigan, after MI Attorney General, Dana Nessel, reversed the government’s opposition to the lawsuit brought by the Center for Inquiry. Promising that the state considers CFI Secular Celebrants to be covered by existing statutes regarding marriage solemnization, the presiding federal court brought the case to a close. Read the full Press Release.

For more information about the CFI Secular Celebrant Program, contact Reba Boyd Wooden, Director, CFI Secular Celebrant Program & Executive Director, CFI Indiana: indy@centerforinquiry.org.