|What is WM Certification?
WM Certification provides ordained wedding ministers official credentials certifying the holder has fulfilled the requirements for WM Certification, has completed the WM Professional Wedding Ministry Certification and Training Program (or equivalent) and has “demonstrated competence in all basic understandings and skills of the wedding ministry profession.”
This includes familiarity with a wide variety of wedding ceremonies and rituals, ceremony structure and design, officiating, basic pastoral/personal ministry skills, legal responsibilities and more.
The Wedding Ministry Certification and Training Program is the only national, professional credentialing program exclusively for wedding ministers offering regional seminars in 22 cities throughout the USA and Canada. To learn more about this program, CLICK HERE.
Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a WM Certificate with the WM Seal of Trust (suitable for framing), conferring exclusive rights and privileges pertaining to WM Certified Officiants including:
• Wedding ministry credentials as a fully trained and WM Certified Officiant
• Free listing in the exclusive WM Certified officiants directory listing on the state/region page of your choice
• Authorization to display WM Certification Seal of Trust on their websites, in printed promotional materials and in accompanying advertising.
BENEFITS of WM Certification
Increased Income Potential
Those with better credentials and abilities tend to command higher rates than their peers. This is true of any profession. Brides will pay more for the assurance of knowing you are not only a wonderful person but a trained professional.
Powerful Competitive Edge
Weddings have become big business. The number of new officiants becoming ordained and competing with you for bookings is growing by the day. At some point the market will be flooded. As this happens, WM Certification gives you a powerful competitive edge in the eyes of discerning brides since WM Certification is based on performance, not promises.
WM Certified Officiants receive special, priority placement in our exclusive WM Certified Officiants Directory. This distinctive listing set in high contrast colors adorns the right color panel on every state or metro area page. It is reserved for WM Certified Officiants only. In addition we aggressively promote WM Certified Officiants to brides on the new Officiant Shopper.
The wisest business investment you can make is professional development. Ministry is fun, exciting, and rewarding when you feel confident in your abilities. Brides, grooms, and families find reassurance in your professionalism. They notice. You are able to more powerfully impact lives when you really know what you are doing.
The WM Professional Wedding Ministry Certification and Training Program positions you to make money. But more importantly, it prepares you to make a difference.
How Do I Become WM Certified?