Your complete ceremonial minister credentials package for Vermont 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 Vermont laws and is valid and accepted throughout the state and everywhere around the world!
The laws of the State of Vermont require non-resident ministers* to file their credentials with the probate court of the district within which the marriage is to take place 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 Vermont, 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 Vermont.
Not a resident of Vermont? Legally ordained non-resident ministers are allowed to serve in Vermont, but must register with the probate court of the district within which the marriage is to take place prior to performing a ceremony. All required forms are included with your ordination. Additionally, if you request complete 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 Vermont, 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 (one day, or single ceremony) ordination is valid and accepted in Vermont for resident and non-resident ministers. (Non-resident ministers must register with the probate court of the district within which the marriage is to take place prior to performing a ceremony in Vermont.)
* — Ceremonial ministers permanently residing in Vermont are exempt from this requirement.