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Welcome Celebrant Chapter Members

Did you know that the word alumni has its' roots in the Latin 'alere' which means to nourish? Nourishing your growth as a Life-Cycle Celebrant® is what the Celebrant Foundation & Institute's alumni community is all about. Our Alumni Association is centered on ensuring that you continue to learn and evolve as a celebrant professional through networking and knowledge-sharing with your colleagues. We know our greatest asset is the collective wisdom of the people that graduate from our program. Our rich Alumni network taps into this brilliance and experience and creates an invaluable resource for our graduates to connect and nurture each other's professional growth.

"I'm happy and excited to be a celebrant association member.
Membership is worth its weight in gold!"

-- Ontario Celebrant, Suzanne Myers

When you take the first steps towards becoming certified as a Life-Cycle Celebrant®, you're also on your way to becoming an important part of this energetic and generous community of like-minded individuals. Our celebrants are a diverse group with varied and distinct life experiences, but they all have one thing in common – the desire and commitment to do this meaningful work with their hearts full and their minds open.

You will be invited to become a member of CF&I's Alumni Association just as soon as you receive your diploma. Once you join you can hit the ground-running on your new career path, knowing that your experienced colleagues have your back. You can turn to the Alumni Association for professional development, marketing help, PR exposure, networking, ceremony tips, ceremony referrals, public speaking opportunities, webinars, workshops, our collective wisdom sessions, access to our extensive online ceremony and business library…the list of benefits go on and on. More than anything, we strive to connect you with your colleagues and provide you with the support you need to flourish in the profession.

Our regional Alumni Association is comprised of more than 37 regional chapters, giving you the opportunity to bond with fellow graduates in your region. Time and again, celebrants tell us these connections lead to deep and abiding friendships that are rooted in the mutual joy of serving others and making a life-changing impact through personal ceremony.


At the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, we know how busy life is. That's why we don't leave the possibility of Alumni collaboration and networking meetings to chance. Each local chapter of our Alumni Association has volunteer local facilitators who share their skills and talents to organize chapter gatherings, meet-ups, and tele-calls to keep everyone connected.

Each chapter coordinates their own gatherings and activities with the CF&I providing support in the form of on-going advice, direction, marketing materials, news, wisdom materials, the latest info on ceremony trends and continued education. The Association also supports the Chapters in its lead on advocacy efforts, working to change state marriage laws to include certified civil celebrants.


The Celebrant Foundation & Institute takes great pride in providing you--our alumni--with professional resources that offer inspiration and support to help you co-create and deliver the highest quality ceremonies for the people you work with. We have compiled rich ceremony and business libraries that offer a unique blend of original content, peer-to-peer advice, practical tips, business agreements and tools to help you grow your celebrant practice. Peruse our files and grow professionally and personally!


  • Business Resource Library link
  • Ceremony Library Link
  • Great Courses seminar or World Religions, Traditions and Rituals
  • Celebrant Business Presentation Webinars