How much does online ordination cost, and is free online ordination legitimate?

Did you know that you can become ordained to be an official wedding officiant, online, right now – all for free? It might sound too good to be true, but it’s not at all. Thanks to American Marriage Ministries, becoming ordained is easier and more achievable than ever.

Folks get ordained for lot’s of reasons. But for most, they become an ordained minister because getting ordained gives them the legal standing required to officiate weddings. As more and more couples choose to have friends and family perform their wedding, this sort of ordination has become the gold standard for wedding officiants.

So, let’s answer some important questions about online ordination.


How much does online ordination cost?

Becoming ordained online with AMM is free. Yes, that’s right – totally, 100%, absolutely free of charge. You don’t have to pay for training, admin, or the certification. You simply apply online and wait to become an ordained minister.


Is free online ordination really legitimate?

Is becoming ordained online, for free, really legitimate? The simple answer is yes, completely. American Marriage Ministries is an IRS Certified 501c3 Non-Profit Charity, and all of our ordinations are protected by the First Amendment’s religious non-establishment clause. What’s more, AMM maintains corporate registrations in all states where it is required.


Are marriages performed with online ordination legal?

AMM has ordained a staggering 749,024 ministers, who have performed just as many – if not, more – weddings, and not a single one of those has ever been ruled invalid on account of the ordination. When an AMM ordained minister signs a marriage license, it is totally valid and the marriage is 100% legal – and no different than being signed by any other ordained official.


Which states are online ordinations valid in?

Except for in the state of Virginia, online ordinations are valid and officially recognized in every single US state and US territory. Once you are an AMM minister, you are able to perform a marriage anywhere in the United States, as long as you are in compliance with local minister regulations – you must check these before you hold the actual ceremony.


In most states, you can perform a marriage as soon as you become an AMM minister, although a few states may have additional steps to take after getting ordained – some states require ministers to register with their local government office.


Whether you want to conduct a wedding ceremony for a loved one, look into having someone special ordain your own wedding, or simply want to start a new path as an ordained AMM minister, making marriages happen and changing lives, you can become a wedding officiant, for free, by applying right now with The AMM. There’s no better time to take the first, easy step to becoming an ordained minister, than today.



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