Master Life-Cycle Celebrant Certificate Program

Master Life-Cycle Celebrant Certificate Program

With great joy and pride, the Celebrant Foundation & Institute offers to our accomplished alumni Celebrants who have earned three certifications or more and have three years of experience the opportunity to become Master Life-Cycle Celebrants.

Program Director & Teacher: Sandra Monahan, Master Life-Cycle Celebrant®

This Certification is offered in the Fall session each year.

This advanced academic and service program is designed to provide a "Master" designation to those experienced Celebrants who are at the forefront of our Celebrant movement committed to being Life-Cycle Celebrant leaders, pioneers and mentors.

The program is open to graduate CF&I Life-Cycle Celebrants who have at least three years of Celebrant practice experience, and are certified in at least three of the five certificate courses we offer, which are: Ceremonies Across the Life Cycle (Families & Children), Weddings, Healings, LGBTQ Life-Cycle, and Funerals.

This challenging eight-month program requires Celebrant candidates to complete a series of projects. This course includes: A phone interview upon acceptance, a three session mini refresher course; Master research project, submission of Portfolio of Celebrant Work and a 20-30 minute end-of-course recorded interview with CF&I Master Program Director and Master Life-Cycle Celebrant, Sandra Monahan. Upon completion, graduates will receive their "Master" certification, diploma and use of the title and CF&I Master Life-Cycle Celebrant Logo.

  • Ethics for the Life-Cycle Celebrant® mini-course
  • Service Project to the Celebrant Foundation & Institute Community
  • Master's Research Project
  • Portfolio Submission of Ceremony and Celebrant Practice materials

The below-listed links detail the enrollment procedures, program prerequisites, and the academic requirements.

Sandra Monahan's Promo for the Celebrant Master’s Program Recording:

Sandra M. Monahan
Sandra M. Monahan, CF&I Master Celebrant Program Instructor & Director
Master Life-Cycle Celebrant® & Master Wedding Planner®

Sandra M. Monahan, Founder and President of Weddings Without Worries of Wexford, PA, earned the designation of Master Life-Cycle Celebrant in 2012 and has achieved four other CF&I Certifications. The mainstay of her services include creating and officiating personalized wedding ceremonies and also those for all of life's rites of passage. She has been a Celebrant since 2005, and serves as Co-Facilitator for the PA-Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter Group in addition to being past chairperson for Weddings and Military and Veteran's Committees. As a Minister/Director for Universal Brotherhood Movement, Sandra has ordained many Celebrants for UBM and offers her mentoring skills across the country. Sandra has also achieved the accreditation of Master Wedding Planner® with the Association of Bridal Consultants and is an adjunct instructor for Penn Foster Career School in the ABC Wedding Planner Certificate course. An affiliate partner with Etiquette Survival, she has presented numerous seminars across the country teaching Etiquette and Social Graces for personal, business and children programs.

Questions about the courses, registration process OR about tuition? Please direct them to me, Charlotte Eulette, International Director, at (973) 746-1792 or via