West Virginia

Wedding Officiant and Ceremonial Minister Ordination

Performing A Marriage
Ceremony In West Virginia?

West Virginia Wedding Minister Ordination

Your complete ceremonial minister credentials package for West Virginia includes all of the documents you'll need 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 ceremonies.
Ordination through First Nation as a Wedding Officiant and ceremonial minister complies with all West Virginia laws and is valid and accepted throughout the state and everywhere around the world!

The laws of the State of West Virginia require persons performing marriage ceremonies to file their credentials with the Secretary of State's office in Charleston prior to performing a ceremony anywhere in the state. You must hold a current and valid minister's license  to perform such rites; in addition, you must present your credentials to any state or local authority and/or the bridal couple upon their request.

In West Virginia, ordination or investment by the Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the marriage rite. You are not required to undergo any specific formal training to become ordained in West Virginia.

Not a resident of West Virginia? West Virginia does not restrict legally ordained non-resident ministers from serving anywhere in the state. Under the terms of your ordination, you will also be permitted to serve in your home state.

Registration Fee: The current registration fee is $32 for comprehensive (complete) ordination that is accepted in West Virginia, as well as most other states and local jurisdictions (two-year licensing term). All state-required forms and documents are included.

Please Note: Basic-level (single ceremony) ordination is not accepted in West Virginia. To perform marriage ceremonies in West Virginia, you must request complete ordination.

WV STATE FEE:

The State of West Virginia imposes a $25 Marriage Celebrant fee to register with the Secretary of State's office. This fee is collected by the state, not by us. For more information, please visit the Secretary of State's website.

Get Ordained In West Virginia:

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 term lengths are accepted throughout West Virginia for residents and non-residents.*

All packages include personalized ordination certificate, letter of good standing and minister credential ID card, plus West Virginia marriage law guide and all required forms and documents. Complete ordination permits you to perform an unlimited number of ceremonies in West Virginia and most other locations without restriction.

West Virginia Ordination Package:

5-Year Complete West Virginia Ordination Package $28 (Best Value)

12-Year Complete West Virginia Ordination Package $48 (Save 30%)

* — Single-ceremony (basic-level) ordination is not recognized as valid in West Virginia. Complete ordination permits you to perform unlimited ceremonies throughout West Virginia and most other states without restriction.

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.