Certified Practising Celebrant

Making the decision to become a CPC provides recognition of your excellence as a celebrant and enhances your success in the field.
Become A CPC Today

The Certified Practising Celebrant program acknowledges that you are a leader in the field of Celebrancy and committed to the continuous advancement of the profession.  Members receive specialist training, support and acknowledgement of their expertise.

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What is a CPC?

A Certified Practising Celebrant (CPC) is a ceremonial and business professional who has met and maintains a high professional standard of competency.

It provides people in the community hiring a professional to understand the higher level of skills and knowledge that the CPC has attained, and continues to develop.

Why become a CPC?

  • As a CPC you are distinguished as a professional in the field of celebrancy.  A CPC is a person of integrity and professional competency.
  • CPC is the only peak professional benchmark of its kind for celebrants.
  • CPCs are required to undertake professional development above base line requirements annually to keep their knowledge and skills current to maintain the certification of CPC.
  • Once you have obtained the CPC certification you can then share your achievement in marketing and be seen on the CPC Member Directory for people seeking a professional celebrant.
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benefits of being a cpc?

  • Professional development for authorised marriage celebrants is included
  • Access to Masterclasses – including Cert IV units (funeral)
  • Use of postnominals CPC, or CPC Associate
  • Member directory online
  • Exclusive member events for learning and fun
  • Networking with professional colleagues
  • Resources to assist your professional practice
  • Support to assist you and your business to grow
  • Closed Facebook forum
  • Participate in a CPC charitable cause each year

Contributing To our community

Community Connection

Originally the government when appointing celebrants had in their requirements that a marriage celebrant show their community standing, which was demonstrated by their occupation, interests, and/or their voluntary support. We uphold the importance of social connection to our communities.


As ceremony guides for our community we take pride in working closely with couples and/or families to combine our knowledge of the value and beauty of ceremony design with listening to what is the hearts, hopes and dreams of our clients. Ceremonies are essential in our community to mark life’s transitional moments. It is through ritual that we build family and community. Certified Practising Celebrants understand the diversity of people in their community and how to assist to bring the beauty of beliefs, traditions, culture, and spirituality into meaningful ceremony.

Charity Events

Each member of CPC will be required to participate in an event to assist one national allocated charity per year.

4 Steps to becomE a
Certified practising Celebrant


  1. Ensure you are eligible to meet the criteria to be recognised as one of the best in the profession of celebrancy.

  2. Be part of intensive learning and networking days and complete associated assessments.

  3. Earn 20 knowledge and skillspoint over the course of one year. One hour will equal 1 point.

  4. Seek to improve with an individual plan, supported by CPC mentoring team.

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Becoming a CPC

Obtaining a CPC qualification will ensure that you have reached the highest level of Celebrant Accreditation currently available within Australia and your ceremonies will be richer for it.

Gain credit towards your accreditation by simply acknowledging what you already do and up the ante by pushing yourself to excel.
The CPC is awarded to individuals upon recognition by their peers as being one of the best, this speaks volumes for the quality of the Certified Practising Celebrant that we produce.

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CPC Membership

Becoming a Certified Practising Celebrant starts with your willingness to expand your mind, be open to change and self improvement, and drive to become an integral part of your community’s ceremonies and lives.

The program is aimed at sharing the secrets, experience, skills and knowledge that are necessary for long term success as a Celebrant.
Benefits of the CPC Membership Programme include access to forums, masterclasses, mentors and networking opportunities.

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Masterclasses fill your brain with juicy Celebrant goodness.
How to become a Wedding Influencer, Slaying the First Impression and Sharing your War Stories-are just some of the Masterclasses on offer. It is information shared by professionals, for professionals.

At the same time as working towards your CPC accreditation you can improve all facets of your Celebrant game.

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Do you have a question?

We would love to help you on your path to becoming a Certified Practising Celebrant.  Please complete the contact form and one of our team will get back to you.



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