Celebrating Life Ministries is a government recognized religious
denomination. As a denomination we can appoint people as clergy of
our organization and subsequently grant licensing to officiate
wedding ceremonies in the province of Ontario.
» How much does the training and certification cost?
The initial two-day training fee is $625.00. We also require each
member to pay an annual membership and licensing fee. See our
fees page for more
» Do you offer online training and certification?
No. The nature of weddings is very personal and intimate. When possible,
every couple meets face to face with their service providers in
order to ensure there is a connection. In keeping with the
importance of connection, we require every one interested in joining
CLM to meet our leadership team face to face. We want to meet you
and connect with you. We know that inspiration and influence happens
best in person not online.
» What is the total annual fee?
$1000.00. This fee includes annual certification, licensing and
membership. It allows each member to officiate as many ceremonies as
they wish with no added denominational dues to CLM.
» Why is there an annual fee?
Instead of asking for a royalty for each event we ask you to pay
a minimal upfront annual fee.
» How long before I'm licensed?
Licensing from the marriage office can be anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months. We
have no control over the marriage office and the process time.
» Does the training include Ordination?
The two-day training includes all the necessary steps, paperwork
and requirements by the Ontario marriage office. Ordination takes place during the weekend course.
» What are the course hours?
9:00am - 2:30pm both days.
» How do I get weddings?
Every member of CLM is responsible to market, build and
expand their own ministry. We are not a brokerage firm that sends
weddings to you. It is up to you to be successful in growth.
» Will you license me to officiate a single wedding?
Yes. A temporary license is possible as long as the situation
fits our criteria. For more information please email Wayne Prevett,
the Governing Official of CLM, at
request more information regarding a temporary license. Please
include your name, your relationship to the Bride and Groom as well
as the proposed wedding date.
» Do you offer additional training?
Yes. Through our sister organizations
LCLI we offer courses on
personal and professional development.
» What resources are made available?
The basic course offers a great deal of information on getting
started as a successful wedding clergy (Officiant) in Ontario. We offer resources
to assist with couple connection, administration and simple marketing
tips. The executive course is packed full of tools, tips, and countless
resources including but not limited to your own seo ready website and
» Am I free to market myself?
Yes. CLM does not market any of its clergy. Only CLM created and
edited websites are allowed. Websites are available to anyone who
completes our two-day training course.