Your complete ceremonial minister credentials package for West Virginia 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 State of West Virginia require persons performing marriage ceremonies to file their credentials with the Secretary of State's office in Charleston 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 West Virginia, 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 West Virginia. Please contact our support team for additional information on local regulations.
Not a resident of West Virginia? West Virginia does not restrict legally ordained non-resident ministers from serving in the state. 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 West Virginia, 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 West Virginia. To perform marriage ceremonies in West Virginia, you must request complete ordination.
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2 Year Complete West Virginia Ordination Package $32 (Best Value)
5 Year Complete West Virginia Ordination Package $64 (Save 20%)
10 Year Complete West Virginia Ordination Package $112 (Save 30%)
All ordination term lengths are accepted in West Virginia for residents and non-residents.
* — Please note that basic-level (single ceremony) ordination is not recognized as valid in West Virginia. Complete ordination permits you to perform unlimited ceremonies in West Virginia and most other states without restriction.
The State of West Virginia imposes a $25 fee to register with the Secretary of State's office. This fee is collected by the state, not by us. For more information, please visit the Secretary of State's website.
FAST DOCUMENT DELIVERY! In a rush? Order a PDF* copy of your key ordination documents for only $6.95. PDF copies are sent via Hightail generally within one business day. (You will also receive the complete set of printed personalized documents via your preferred shipping method.)