Your complete ceremonial minister credentials package for Washington DC 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), funerals, handfasting and other ceremonies. Ordination through First Nation as a ceremonial minister is valid and accepted anywhere in the world!
The laws of the District of Columbia require persons performing marriage ceremonies to file their credentials with the Marriage Bureau (Room JM-690 of the Moultrie Courthouse) prior to performing a ceremony anywhere in the District. 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 Washington DC, 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 Washington DC. Please contact our support team for additional information on local regulations.
Not a resident of Washington DC? The District of Columbia does not restrict legally ordained non-resident ministers from serving in the District. 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 Washington DC, as well as most other states and local jurisdictions (two-year licensing term). All state-required forms and documents are included. Standard First Class shipping of your documents packet is free. (Express and priority delivery is offered at an additional fee.)
Please Note: Basic-level (single ceremony) ordination is not accepted in Washington DC. To perform marriage ceremonies in the District of Columbia, you must request complete ordination.