Upcoming Training Workshops

The demand for secular ceremonies is growing fast so this is the perfect time to build your skills and get certified. Here are our upcoming training sessions.

Illinois

Date: 
Saturday April 29
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Location:
Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West
1031 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
(book a room online - optional)
 
Cost:
Registration – $75 (does not include meals)
Certification Fee – $49 per year (to be paid later)

On January 4, 2017 a District Judge ruled that Secular Celebrants can solemnize marriages in the state of Illinios. For more information, read CFI's press release about the Illinois ruling. Currently, Indiana and Illinois are the only states in which CFI certified Secular Celebrants are legal to solemnize marriages on their own.

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Center for Inquiry – Michigan 

Date: 
May 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:
Center for Inquiry Michigan Offices
3777 44th Street, SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Cost:
Workshop Fee – $75 (does not include meals)
Certification Fee – $49 per year (to be paid later)

CFI–Michigan is currently in the process of challenging the discriminatory nature of the Michigan Marriage Statute MCL 551.7, which only allows “Ordained Ministers of the Gospel” and a very limited set of Civic Officials to solemnize marriages. CFI-Michigan is seeking to persuade the State of Michigan to amend the statute to permit secular celebrants to solemnize weddings. If such a legislative solution proves unattainable, CFI is prepared to bring a law suit to achieve that goal.

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For more information about the CFI Secular Celebrant Program,
contact Reba Boyd Wooden.