Professional Celebrancy Training

Irish  Instutute of Celebrants IIOC

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Celebrancy Training

"I found the course excellent and the tutors amazing. I have learned so much. I feel prepared as a celebrant and I'm excited for my future!" - 

Sheelagh (Trainee)


The Irish Institute of Celebrants offers professional training to people who want to become Celebrants. Our students train in the craft of designing and delivering bespoke ceremonies to mark the milestones and transitions in the lives of individuals, families and communities. 


We offer knowledge, practical skills and an accredited qualification. We are dedicated to promoting the use of ceremony to help the client create an occasion that truthfully reflects their beliefs, philosophy of life, personal stories and personality.  


We have two training options, a fully online course delivered via a combination of live facilitator led sessions and comprehensive modular content or you could opt for our "In Person" training Course. The next "In Person" certificate course is on hold for the moment but you can register your interest via the contact page.

If you're looking for a career change or a way to supplement your income, contact us today to begin your celebrancy journey. We will send you everything you need to know to get started.

Ray D'Arcy Interviews the IIOC


As our society becomes more secular people are looking for alternative ways to celebrate funerals and are more interested in creating a good final impression.


Dr. Lorraine Mancey O’Brien has recently established a funeral celebrant course and is herself working as a funeral celebrant joins us this afternoon.



Click Here to hear their interview with Ray D'Arcy on RTE Radio One 

Dave Fanning  Interviews Dr. Lorraine Mancey O Brien (IIOC) & Brian Whiteside (Humanist Society)

There are lots of people planning weddings at the moment.  At one point the options were limited when it came to the ceremony…. You either got married in a church or you got married in a registry office but in the past number of years options have increased.

Dr Lorraine Mancey O Brien from the Institute of Celebrants and Brian Whiteside, a member of the humanist board, talk about some alternatives to a traditional wedding.


Click Here to hear their interview with Dave Fanning on RTE Radio 2FM


Certificate in Family Celebrancy 

Certificate in Funeral



Diploma in Celebrancy



Leanne Dublin (IIOC Trainee)



I already work in weddings and love it. It’s an amazing industry to be involved in. You get to spend the best day of a couples life with them, you have to be made of stone not to get a fantastic buzz from it. 

Lisa - Dublin (IIOC Trainee)

I decided to be a trainee celebrant for many reasons. I had a 'light bulb moment', that this is what I want to do. I like the idea of being in a hugely positive environment, in an official capacity, helping people to celebrate their love.