Get celebrant training, support and information
Celebrants can get support and information, and opportunities for professional development.
Update: 1 December 2020: New independent celebrant applicants — interview requirements
From 1 December 2020, applicants will be required to perform a practice ceremony. Read more about what is required in Become an independent celebrant: 3. What is required.
The guide ‘Marriage and civil union celebrants: a guide to the role of celebrants in New Zealand’ in the following section has also been updated.
Guide to the role of celebrants in NZ
- Marriage and civil union celebrants: a guide to the role of celebrants in New Zealand (PDF, 543 KB)
- Marriage and civil union celebrants: a guide to the role of celebrants in New Zealand accessible alternative (TXT, 25 KB)
The Celebrant Association of New Zealand (CANZ) have provided a guide for celebrants on 'Is your couple ticking the boxes for a registry ceremony'.
Review of appointment process for independent marriage and civil union celebrants
The ‘Report on the review of appointment process for independent marriage and civil union celebrants’ summarises the review of the current operational policies and administrative processes for appointments of independent celebrants under the Marriage Act 1955, and Civil Union Act 2004.
Also available is the ‘Findings of Survey of Independent Celebrants conducted in January 2020’, which is referenced in the report.
Associations and training
Celebrants Association of New Zealand (Celebrants Aotearoa)
Through Celebrants Aotearoa, you can get support and opportunities for education and professional development.
The Celebrant School NZ – Te Wānanga Korowai Aroha
The Celebrant School NZ – Te Wānanga Korowai Aroha offers training in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
The Celebrants Training College
The Celebrants Training College offers training throughout New Zealand.
Ngātahi is the newsletter for marriage and civil union celebrants.