California

Wedding Officiant and Ceremonial Minister Ordination

Performing A Marriage
Ceremony In California?

How do you get ordained to perform weddings for your friends and family in California? It's simple, legal and takes just a few minutes!

California Marriage Minister Ordination Minister ordination for California includes authorization to legally perform all of life's celebrations, including weddings, baby blessings (baptism), house blessings, re-commitment ceremonies (vow renewal), memorials (funerals), handfasting, and other rites and rituals.

Ordination as a Marriage Officiant and ceremonial minister complies with all California laws and is valid and accepted throughout the state and everywhere around the world!

The laws in California make it unnecessary for persons performing marriage ceremonies to file their credentials with any state or local agency, but you must hold a current and valid minister's license  to perform such rites; in addition, you must present your credentials to any legal authority and/or the parties to the marriage upon their request.

In California, ordination or investment by the Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the marriage rite. California and local officials in the state are removed from any responsibility for verification of minister credentials. California does not maintain a central registry of members of the clergy, and you are not required to undergo any specific formal training.

Not a resident of California? California does not restrict legally ordained non-resident Marriage Officiants from performing wedding ceremonies anywhere in the state.
Ordination Fee: We offer low-cost ordination (accepted throughout California) for a nominal fee that covers our basic printing costs and any shipping charges, which is generally a fraction of how much you can earn by performing just one ceremony!
All state-required forms and documents are included in all packages. In addition, any fees paid may be tax-deductible as a work-related expense. (Consult with your tax professional for more information.)
To view ordination document samples, please click here.

Get Ordained In California:

Already ordained? Don't start over! Renew your ordination now.

STEP 1:

Please enter the full, legal name of the person being ordained as it should appear on the documents.

OFFICIANT'S NAME:

Did you spell the name correctly? Are you 100% sure? (Just checking!)
Are you a doctor, or do you hold a professional title? If you prefer, you may enter your name as "Dr. Jean Smith" or "Robert Jones, Ph.D."

STEP 2:

Please select your preferred ordination package. All ordination levels permit you to perform marriage ceremonies anywhere in California.

Each ordination level complies with all California laws and is accepted throughout the state for residents and non-residents. Prices shown is US dollars (US$).

California Ordination Package:

Single-Ceremony California Basic Ordination Package $10.95

Includes personalized ordination certificate, California marriage law guide and all forms and documents required to perform one marriage ceremony anywhere in California.

Five-Year Complete California Ordination Package $28 (Best Value)

Includes personalized ordination certificate, letter of good standing and minister credential ID card, plus California marriage law guide and all required forms and documents. Complete ordination permits you to perform an unlimited number of ceremonies in California and most other locations without restriction.
To view document samples, please click here.

STEP 3 (OPTIONAL):

FAST DOCUMENT DELIVERY! In a rush? Order a PDF* copy of your key ordination documents for only $6.95. PDF copies are sent via Hightail generally within one business day. (You will also receive the complete set of printed personalized documents via your preferred shipping method.)

[OPTIONAL] INCLUDE PDF COPY VIA EMAIL:

YES! Please include a PDF copy of my key documents ($6.95)

* — Viewing PDF copies requires additional software, such as Adobe Acrobat or Foxit PDF Reader (available at no charge).

FINAL STEP:


SUBMIT ORDER:


ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANY OUTSIDE PARTY.