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The Premarital Course Center

 

The Premarital Course Center is a non-profit organization that focuses its resources on providing education, enrichment, and counseling solutions to families and couples.  Our organization's credentials humbly allow us to service all county residents throughout the states of Florida, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Illinois, Utah, Tennessee, Mississippi, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Arizona, and Arkansas.  

Statewide Premarital Preparation Course Requirements

 

After the wedding is over, the marriage begins, and keeping it going can be hard work. Our nation recognizes the challenges that married couples face and want to support the success of these relationships. For this reason, the Premarital Preparation Course was created and couples who complete this special course not only have a better foundation for their marriage but also receive a reduction in the marriage fee by 30-60%.

You must take a course with a minimum of (4-12) hours of instruction to qualify for the benefits under your state statute. Course requirements may vary from state to state.

Provider Options


There are several qualified instructors who can provide this course, but they must be registered with a judicial circuit (county courthouse) for their program to qualify under this statute. Instructors can include:

  • A mental health counselor licensed 

  • A psychologist licensed 

  • A clinical social worker licensed 

  • A marriage and family therapist licensed 

  • A representative of a religious institution recognized under state statute, if the representative has relevant training


Finding an Instructor


Every judicial circuit maintains a roster of qualified instructors. This information includes:

 

  • Type of course, such as video, in-person, etc.

  • Cost of the course.


Course Completion


When a couple has completed the course, each one will receive a certificate of completion that states:

  • Their Name

  • Date of Completion

  • Course Structure, i.e. video, electronic, in-person, or combination.

 

When both parties have completed the course, they qualify for a 30-60% reduction in the state marriage license fee and a waiver for the 3-day waiting period.

Instructors Credentials

Our instructors have been honored to serve their communities for over twenty-eight years. Their educational portfolios extend from degrees in Business Administration, Microbiology, Masters in Marketing, and a Theological Ordination in Mentorship, Christian doctrine, Discipleship Coaching, Biblical interpretation techniques, and ministry strategies.

Our professionals have also achieved Licenses and Certification status with various State and National juridical Organizations such as the Florida Department of Financial Services, Certified Safety Management, Board Department of Orthotics & Prosthetics, International Conference of Police Chaplains, Florida Department of Financial Services, Certified Safety Management, and Certified Premarital Course Provider.

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