Frequently Asked Questions
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The AMC certification in Celebrancy is a nationally and internationally recognised accreditation that takes you module by module through the training. Some of the training is self study, some working alongside our trainers (who are also established celebrants) and some group work. You are never left alone and we will be by your side taking you through the learning.
This is all dependent on how much time you have to give to the training. There are modules to complete and between 24-48 hours in between module work to receive feedback from your mentor. Many complete the course anywhere between 3-12 weeks.
Yes absolutely, we train students from Scotland. As this is online based, we can train from the comfort of your own home. This certification is recognised in Scotland, however it is separate from the legal aspects of marriage. In order to do this, your couples will need to attend the registry office to sign, or you can top up your certification to become a solemniser.
We train celebrants from across Europe. Most likely your couples will complete their legal aspects to the marriage in their home country and have you officiate the ceremony where you are based. This is very common and a beautiful offering for destination couples and local alike.
Not at all! We have students train from 25-75! There is no set age for celebrancy and clients out there to suit everyone.
Yes, absolutely. You can train at your own pace in your free time. That’s the beauty of an online course!
You can absolutely enrol in all 3 at the same time (bonus there cost wise!) however we recommend you start with one course at a time. We don’t combine our courses into one as we believe all 3 aspects of celebrancy are different and there is so much detail to learn from one to the other.
In the UK, not currently. The legal signing of the licence is done with 2 witnesses in front of a registrar. This then gives couples the chance to have their ceremony wherever they choose and with any content they would like also.
We offer our own AMC accreditation. There is no current regulatory body in the UK or Europe to certify celebrants so we have put together our own nationally recognised certification to cover all aspects of celebrancy and to get you out there running your dream business.
We are also a registered training centre for the National Open College Network, NOCN. During your training, you will be offered the opportunity to update your certification with the AMC and complete the following:
- NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy in the UK
- NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Naming and Couples
- NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy
The NOCN Level 3 certificate level qualification will need to be completed alongside the Wedding, Funeral and Naming Training.
As this is an external awarding body, there are additional registration and completion costs involved.
Please head to this NOCN information page to get a full insight into what's involved for this additional training.
Please note, you can complete and run a celebrant business without the NOCN approval so this is not a necessary component to the AMC accreditation.
Aside from the initial training costs, there are other things to consider such as a laptop (or computer), a website, some branding (a logo!) and some business cards. Everything else is completely free! Plus you get 3 months for free to advertise on The Celebrant Directory and 2 months for free in the renowned Celebrant CEO club!
We know what you are thinking…there are lots of training providers, why should I choose AMC? Well we are no ordinary training provider, we are modern in our approach, give the most up to date detailed training and you’ll be working alongside the best celebrants in the business. Also we take business and marketing very seriously, so you are not left at the end of the training to fend for yourself, we hold your hand through every step of getting the business you want. Most students leave the course with at least 1 booking in their diary!
We have an incredibly supportive community, almost like a family, who cheer each other on too so you’ll feel part of an established and highly sought after academy. We can’t wait to welcome you to the team!
We offer you 3 months for free on The Celebrant Directory, our sister site. This is your first point of call for getting bookings, then we will support you to get your website up, social media live and visible to all clients!
There is no set price for a celebrant however as a general guide starting out you can expect around the following:
Many celebrants charge upwards of £1000 for a wedding so it's about finding the right price and clients for you. We will work to support you to set the right price.
When you join the AMC, you will become part of a team of celebrants that will
help you to push your business forward