AMM Frequently Asked Questions


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How Do I Get Ordained Online?

One of the most common questions we get is, "How Do I Become Ordained Online?". The answer to the question of how to get ordained online can be confusing. There are myriad website offering online ordination, including ours, and it is hard to determine which organizations offer the most legal, reputable ordinations.


The quick answer to "how to get ordained online" is to go to a website offering online ordination and completing their ordination application. That's it! This is how our ordinations are administered. Go to our website, complete our ordination application, and wham bam boom, you're now an ordained minister!


The longer answer is that you first want to make sure to do your research on the website and choose the one that aligns with your values and caters to why you want to get ordained. For instance, if you are looking to open your own Christian ministry to preach the Gospel, you are welcome to do so under our banner, however there are probably other religious organizations more suited for your post ordination goals.


If you want to know how to get ordained to marry someone then we are probably the ideal choice for you. Our ordination is free, fast, and secure. We offer the most robust officiant training materials, both on our site and through our books. We welcome people of all backgrounds and encourage you to celebrate weddings according to your values. We are also an IRS Certified 501c3 Non-Profit.


We would be honored If you choose to get ordained with American Marriage Ministries. Though we do think it is a good idea for you to do your research first. If you would like to know more about AMM, check out our About Us and Theological Doctrine pages. You can also contact us with further questions.


If you would like to know more about officiating wedding ceremonies, we recommend that you check out our officiant training and state minister registration pages.



▸ What are American Marriage Ministries Beliefs? ▸ Is American Marriage Ministries a Legal Church?


▸ How Long Does it Take to Get Ordained Online? ▸ Can I Provide Premarital Counseling or Education? ▸ Can I Perform Other Ceremonies Such as Baptisms and Funerals? ▸ I saw this website saying you may not be legal. What is that about? ▸ Are Your Online Ordinations Legal? ▸ Will Getting Ordained as a Minister Affect My Taxes? ▸ How Much Does Your Online Ordination Cost? ▸ Are Your Online Ordinations Valid In My State? ▸ Does Your Ordination Expire? ▸ Is American Marriage Ministries Legally Valid in Tennessee? ▸ How Do I Become Ordained Online? ▸ What is My Title Once I Get Ordained Online? ▸ What Does it Take to Become an Ordained Minister?

▸ How Do I Get Ordained Online?

▸ Does an online church need to be a 501(c)3 recognized organization for the ordination to be valid?


▸ Which address should I write on the marriage license? ▸ What do I do with the marriage license after the Wedding? ▸ Does the Officiant Have to Return the Marriage License?


▸ What is My Minister ID, and Where Can I Find It? ▸ How Do I Manage My Privacy Settings? ▸ Can I Print My Ordination Certificate From The Website? ▸ How do I deactivate my account?


▸ Can I Perform Same-Sex Marriage? ▸ How Do I Know The Wedding I Officiate Will Be Legal? ▸ Do I need to register with the government before performing a marriage? ▸ What Do I Say When Officiating the Wedding? ▸ Can I Legally Officiate Weddings as an AMM Minister? ▸ Is There a Legally Prescribed Place to Officiate a Wedding? ▸ Can I Officiate Weddings in Other States? ▸ Can I Officiate Weddings in Another Country? ▸ Does a wedding ceremony have legal wording requirements? ▸ I am not a U.S. citizen. Can I officiate weddings in the U.S.? ▸ What is a Marriage Officiant? ▸ Can I perform weddings in North Carolina as an American Marriage Ministries Minister? ▸ What Does an Officiant Say at a Wedding? ▸ Can I officiate remote weddings over the internet without being present at the ceremony?


▸ How Will I Know My Order Was Placed? ▸ I Need My Ordination Certificate! ▸ Can I Bill and Ship to Separate Addresses? ▸ Can Someone Else Pay for My Order? ▸ Is My Payment Secure? ▸ What Payment Methods Do you Accept? ▸ Why Is My Order Not Going Through? ▸ What Is Your Return Policy? ▸ Can I Place an Order by mail or Over the Phone? ▸ Will I Be Charged Sales Tax? ▸ Which State Should I Select When Ordering My Minister Ordination Package? ▸ What is the Expiration Date on my Letter of Good Standing for? ▸ What Kind of Shipping Options Do You Offer?

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!