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.