Becoming a Celebrant

Do you want a rewarding and fulfilling career? Have you always loved weddings? Are you good at public speaking? Then becoming a trained and professional Celebrant is for you!


The Irish Institute of Celebrants offers professional courses run by trained experts.  We offer part-time courses, with ongoing mentorship, training and workshops to help you become the best Celebrant you can be! 


Whether you are looking for a change in career, or simply wish to supplement your income, the Irish Institute of Celebrants can help you realise your dreams!




Certificate in Family Celebrancy

This is a part time, weekend course, delivered over six months. It will give you the tools, knowledge and training to help you become a Family Celebrant.

A Family Celebrant conducts weddings, civil partnerships, vow renewals, naming ceremonies as well as other joyous rites of passage.  

You will have ongoing mentorship, support and workshops to equip you with all the skills you need to become a Family Celebrant!              


Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy

A Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy is  designed for those who wish to be fully trained as a professional funeral Celebrant.

 It includes ceremonies for funerals, memorials, scattering of ashes and all aspects of a funeral service delivered by experts with many years of experience.

It also includes ongoing mentoring and practical experience in delivering a funeral.


Diploma in Celebrancy

The Diploma in Celebrancy is an advanced qualification in both family and funeral Celebrancy. It is achieved after completion of both of the above training courses.



  Refunds and Cancellation Policy (1A) 


  • Your contract is deemed accepted when deposit is paid.

  • Your deposit is to secure your place and is non-refundable.

  • Your place is only confirmed upon receipt of the deposit. 

  • Balances not paid by the due date will result in your place being cancelled.

  • There are no refunds once the course has begun. 

  • All trainees must sign the IIOC Terms and Conditions outlining our policies at the start of the course.

  • The Terms and Conditions are deemed accepted when the trainee has signed.

  • All celebrants must adhere to the IIOC Code of Practice and IIOC Terms and Conditions, click here to read full terms. 

  • All celebrants must sign a copy of this document during training. 

  • Failure to do so will result in non-accreditation. 

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The Irish Institute of Celebrants

Boltown House

Kilskyre  Kells 

Co. Meath


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