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One-Day Marriage Officiant Certification

A One-Day Marriage Officiant Certificate allows a family member or friend to perform a marriage ceremony for any couple within the State of Rhode Island. This program is not for use by clergy or other persons empowered to perform marriages under R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-3-5.

Did you know?

Justices of the Peace CANNOT perform marriage ceremonies in the State of Rhode Island. Learn more about marriage requirements in RI.


To use the One-Day Marriage Officiant Certificate program, the wedding ceremony must be performed in a city or town in Rhode Island. Neither the officiant nor the parties to be married are required to be Rhode Island residents.

Officiants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age; and
  • Not empowered under another title to perform marriage ceremonies.

Before you apply, make sure the couple has applied for a marriage certificate. You should have a copy of that certificate on hand when you fill out the One-Day Marriage Officiant Certification application.

To learn more about the information applicants are required to provide, review regulation 100-RICR-30-00-3, One Day Marriage Officiant Certification.

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