Faculty Celebrant

Our Mission


The Celebrant Foundation & Institute's mission is to pioneer the widespread use of relevant, customized ceremony to honor the fullness of the human experience across the lifecycle.

Celebrants - the new tradition for modern and meaningful ceremonies!


The Celebrant Foundation & Institute (CF&I) seeks to increase opportunities to affirm and celebrate milestones and transitions for all people through the training, certification, and ongoing support of professional Life-cycle Celebrants and by providing public education, outreach, and advocacy.


The CF&I is dedicated to teaching the principles, history, and practice of Celebrancy in a rigorous seven-month program which educates and certifies Life-Cycle Celebrants in the art of ritual, ceremony, world and faith traditions, ceremonial writing, and public speaking and presentation. Celebrants are ceremonial facilitators and ritual creators, trained to officiate and guide individuals, couples, and families through key life events. The CF&I is a non-profit educational institution.

Our Celebrants will guide you and assist you in paying homage to your life's achievements, your wonderful times, and the meaningful relationships of your life, as well as to the most difficult passages you have endured.

Our Web site is designed to help you learn more about us and the ceremonies we offer. It will furnish you with materials and resources, answer questions, and help you with your choice of ceremony and Celebrant. And, if you're interested and so inspired, we invite you to join us, and become a Life-Cycle Celebrant in your community. There are thousands of Celebrants throughout the world, of all ages and from all walks of life, who have embraced this most personally fulfilling vocation.
The Celebrant Foundation and Institute movement begins here at our headquarters in New Jersey. Learn more about becoming a Certified Celebrant by calling us at: (973) 746-1792


The Celebrant Foundation & Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Celebrant Foundation & Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation or identity, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition or age in any of its policies, procedures or practices.