Becoming a celebrant is not for the faint-hearted. Many people believe the course will be easy and they will quickly be able to complete it in time to marry their niece, or best friend or son. This is simply not the case. People also think that we overcharge and the price is ridiculous for a quick half an hour.
I can tell you, that the time I invested in becoming a celebrant, the time and money I invest in maintaining my registration, meeting my ongoing professional development requirements and ensuring I have Association membership is significant.
I then registered with the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants Marriage Law and Celebrants Section Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department and joined the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants.