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), 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 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. Please contact our support team for additional information on local regulations.
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. 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 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.
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1 Year Vermont Single Ceremony Ordination $10.95*
2 Year Complete Vermont Ordination Package $32 (Best Value)
5 Year Complete Vermont Ordination Package $64 (Save 20%)
10 Year Complete Vermont Ordination Package $112 (Save 30%)
All ordination levels are accepted in Vermont for residents and non-residents.
* — Please note that restricted basic-level ordination permits you to perform ONE marriage ceremony in Vermont ONLY during a one-year period. Complete ordination permits you to perform unlimited ceremonies in Vermont and most other states without restriction.
YES. I am a current resident of Vermont.
NO. I am NOT a current resident of Vermont.
Not a resident of Vermont? Not a problem. You are permitted to perform ceremonies in Vermont without restriction.
After ordination, non-resident ministers must register with the local Probate Court in Vermont prior to the ceremony. All necessary forms and documents are included with your ordination.
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.)