Become a CFI Secular Celebrant

August 15, 2014

Announcing a new opportunity to become a CFI Secular Celebrant

Training Workshop
Friday, August 15, 2014
9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY 14228

CFI Secular Celebrant Training - Register Now!

What is a Secular Celebrant?

As many as 20% of Americans are unaffiliated with any religion, yet our celebrations and ceremonies are dominated by religious leaders and officiants.

CFI created our Secular Celebrant Program to address this problem by training secular people to officiate for nonreligious marriage and commitment ceremonies, funerals and memorials, and other celebrations of the milestones of life.

The demand for secular ceremonies is growing fast, so this is the perfect time to build your skills and get certified.

How can I become a CFI Secular Celebrant?

You can become a certified CFI Secular Celebrant by attending a special training session and meeting a few additional requirements.

Celebrant Training: Friday, August 15, 2014, 9:00AM–5:00PM

Center for Inquiry Headquarters
1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY 14228 

Celebrant Workshop Fee: $75.00 per person (does not include meals)

Celebrant Certification Fee: $49.00 per year (to be paid later — more information about CFI Certification may be found here.)

BONUS: We are very pleased that this celebrant training opportunity will coincide with a one-of-a-kind conference: “Robert Green Ingersoll and the Reform Imperative.” (More info below.)

LODGING: If you’re joining us from out of town and need to arrive Thursday, you can take advantage of the special Ingersoll Conference room rate at the nearby Doubletree Hotel located at 10 Flint Road in Amherst. Rooms are only $107/night! To reserve a room at the conference rate, call the hotel directly at 716-689-4414 and mention “Ingersoll Conference.” (Sorry, online registration at the conference rate is not available.)

NOTE: Room reservations must be made by July 15 to receive this special discounted rate, so call today!

Celebrant training registration deadline is August 1.
Don’t be left out — Register early!

CFI Secular Celebrant Training - Register Now!

For more information, visit the CFI Secular Celebrant website or contact
Reba Boyd Wooden, Executive Director of CFI–Indiana and Director of the CFI Secular Celebrant Program.

Come for the Celebrant Training…
Stay for a special summer conference:
“Robert Green Ingersoll and the Reform Imperative” 

This Celebrant Training workshop is the perfect prelude to one of the most unique events of the year.

We’re celebrating Ingersoll, Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
Frederick Douglass, and Matilda Joslyn Gage,
the major reformers highlighted along
Western New York’s Freethought Trail.

After the Celebrant Training, stay the weekend and hear a powerful roster of speakers, including:

Susan Jacoby + Sally Roesch Wagner
Melinda Grube + Christopher Cameron
Margaret Downey + Riger Greeley
Ronald A. Lindsay + Tom Flynn
Lauren Becker + Cody Hashman

For more information, including registration, speaker details, and schedule, visit

This conference is sponsored by and supported by:

The Council for Secular Humanism, The Freethought Trail, the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, and the New York Council for the Humanities Speakers in the Humanities Program.

Thank you!