VALID FOR ALL CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE CEREMONIES!
Your complete First
Nation Ministry credentials package for California includes all of the documents
you'll need to legally perform all rites, including weddings, naming ceremonies,
house blessings, re-commitments, funerals, handfasting and other ceremonies.
through First Nation Church as a ceremonial minister is valid and accepted anywhere in the world! To
view sample documents, please click here.
The laws of the State of California make it
unnecessary for persons performing marriages to file
credentials with the County Clerk or any state or
local agency, but you
must hold a current and valid minister's license to perform
such rites. In California, ordination or investment by the
Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the
marriage rite. California and local counties in the state are
removed from any responsibility for verification of minister
credentials. California does not maintain a central registry of
members of the clergy, and you are not required to undergo any
formal training; however, you must present your credentials to any
state or local authority and/or the bridal couple upon their request.
Not a resident of California?
California does not
restrict legally ordained non-resident
ministers from serving in the state.
The current registration fee
is $32 for ordination that is accepted in
California, as well as most states and local jurisdictions (two-year
licensing term). Please contact
the county clerk in your area for information on
Standard First Class shipping of your documents
packet is free!*
includes our steadfast commitment to member service
following your ordination, to assure that your wedding
day experience is trouble-free.
require complete California State minister ordination? Our basic-level
(limited) ordination package begins at only $10.95 and is
accepted in California for resident and non-resident
ceremonial ministers intending to perform a single
ceremony in the state.
Please click here for full details.