NOTE: Same-sex marriages are now legal in Washington
State, and you are permitted to have a friend or family member
serve as your Officiant or ceremonial minister if he or she is
legally ordained. Ordination through First Nation Church is
legal and valid in Washington.
Your complete First
Nation Ministry credentials package for Washington State includes all of the documents
you'll need to legally perform weddings, naming ceremonies,
house blessings, re-commitments, funerals, handfasting and other
rites and ceremonies in Washington State and other states in our
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 Washington
make it unnecessary for persons performing marriages to file
credentials with the clerk of the court or with anyone else, but you
must hold a current and valid minister's license to perform
such rites. In Washington State, ordination or investment by the
Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the
marriage rite. Washington State and local counties in the state are
removed from any responsibility for verification of minister
credentials. Washington State does not maintain a central registry of
members of the clergy, and you are not required to undergo any
Not a resident of Washington?
Your status as a non-resident ceremonial minister is acceptable in
Washington. You may request ordination in
your home state by clicking here and selecting the state you
permanently reside in.
The current registration fee
is $32 for ordination that is accepted in
Washington State, as well as most states and local jurisdictions (two-year
licensing term). Please contact
the county clerk in your area for information on
includes our steadfast commitment to member service
following your ordination, to assure that your wedding
day experience is trouble-free.
require complete Washington State ordination? Our basic
ordination package begins at only $9.95 and is
accepted in nearly every jurisdiction across the United States.
Please click here for details.