Celebrant Foundation & Institute

Celebrant Foundation & Institute

It is our mission to serve and embrace people from all walks of life by offering a gold-standard study program that educates and trains people to become a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®.

"I have to say that my experience with CF&I and its teachers has been life-changing more than I ever anticipated. I am so grateful for having this opportunity in this chapter of my life and for the fine education I am receiving through CF&I."
Tess V. current Celebrant student
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All Classes are taught in an online program via real-time participation.

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Celebrant Courses are offered three times a year in the Winter, Summer and in the Fall.


Welcome to the Celebrant Foundation and Institute! We are the preeminent, global online institute teaching and certifying people to be a Life-Cycle Celebrant® who are modern day personalized ceremony professionals. Through our engaging, seven-month certification programs students become professional Celebrants in their communities, performing and co-creating customized ceremonies for weddings, funerals and other life events that reflect the needs, beliefs and values of the people they are honoring. Courses in our program are taught online, multiple times a week, in real-time, via an engaging interactive, state-of the art, webinar format by experienced faculty. Our enriching and rigorous curriculum covers theory and practical, real-world issues, exploring the art of ritual, ceremony, secular and interfaith traditions, ceremonial writing, business training and public speaking. Our program includes a robust and relevant marketing component to assist students in launching and establishing themselves as a successful Life-Cycle Celebrant®.

Being a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® is a viable and satisfying profession. It is a new occupation that has been hailed in the media as a top new profession. Full or part time, our Celebrants enjoy the freedom to be self-employed.

We also offer many other alumni professional development capstone courses in marketing, business and specialty niche ceremonies. Graduates are eligible to become members of the Institute’s Celebrant Alumni Association and join their regional alumni chapter for on-going business mentoring and support. This resourceful network offers alumni the opportunity to share business referrals, marketing tips and other ideas to grow their celebrant practice.

From Celebrant education and certification to ongoing professional development and practical guidance, the Celebrant Foundation & Institute offers comprehensive support to ensure the highest level of success for our students and alumni. We welcome you to explore this site and learn more about who we are and what we do.

Choose A Life Cycle Celebrant

Choose a Life-Cycle Celebrant®

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