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How to Get Certified to Marry Someone: Ordination, Certification, and Minister Licensing Explained

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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 2020

The first step before officiating a wedding, even before you start talking about the ceremony, is making sure you are legally allowed to solemnize weddings. Everyone has the legal right to do so, but much like other important life events, the government has found a way to involve itself. So, as a wedding minister, you need to ensure that you meet your state’s requirements – which always starts with getting ordained online here at theamm.org
 
Having got that out of the way (we’ll wait for a minute here while you fill out and submit the form), let’s move on to certification, and what that entails.
 
The reason this is confusing is because different states and municipalities use “certification,” and “licensing” interchangeably. In other words, they mean the same thing.
 
In a nutshell, getting certified to marry someone involves the following steps:
 
First, y...(continued)

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