South Carolina Premarital Self-Paced Course - For Couples
For just $19.99 per user, you will find all the information and South Carolina Premarital Course materials you need to attain your certification and marriage license. If you enjoy reading and learning at your own pace we invite you to enjoy this rich course. You will have access to all the information for a total of 30 days from the moment you register. You may also download and print your certificate for legal use at the conclusion of your course. So take your time and register today!
Is our course 100% Approved Statewide?
Yes, by taking our Premarital Online Course you will receive a $50.00 Tax Credit, and couples will avoid the three-day state wait requirement which will accelerate your wedding plans. All of our courses are available 24 hours - 7 days a week for all of our students, couples, and families.
Who is eligible to take this course?
Everyone who is 18 years or older is eligible to take this course. If you are taking this course for the purpose of obtaining your Marriage License it is expected that you meet all of our State's benchmark requirements in order for the county court to value your certification.
How long do I have access to the course?
All of our courses begin the moment you register and pay for the classes. You and your future spouse will each have full access after you register and pay for the course in order to track your progress for a period of 30 days or until the completion of the course. For our Virtual Course students, it is important to schedule your appointment with your Virtual Instructor as soon as possible. Virtual Instructor Courses are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Valid & Invalid Payment Options?
We currently offer all students, couples, and families the opportunity to pay through Paypal, Credit, or Debit Card. Be sure to view these options on our checkout page if enrolling in one of our courses. In order to receive our products and/or services, you must be sure to use a valid payment method (credit/debit card) owned or corresponding to one of the enrolling parties.
If you are accessing our educational platform using a "third parties" payment method (credit/debit card) and you can not validate that it is your payment account - your account will be immediately deactivated until you can provide legal ownership of the card. So, please be sure to have a legal and valid payment method available to enroll in one of our courses.
Do I have to take this Premarital Course with my future spouse?
South Carolina Residents: are required to take and complete this Premarital Preparation Course before attaining their marriage license if they desire to claim a one-time $50.00 tax credit if the marriage license is filed jointly. They must have obtained the marriage license during the tax year and completed the course within 12 months of applying for the license.
South Carolina Non-Residents: who resides in a different state are not required to take and complete this Premarital Preparation Course before attaining their marriage license. But, if one of the marrying parties is a South Carolina Resident then the party who resides in the State of South Carolina is required to take a Single-User Certification Course to attain course benefits with their County Clerk. Click the link to Learn More about Single-User Certification.
Non-Residents of the United States: are required to take and complete this Premarital Preparation Course before attaining their marriage license. Separate Login information will be provided to each party once the registration is complete.
How long is this Premarital Course?
By law, it is required that all licensed course providers offer a 6-hour course that will enrich the lives of couples seeking to marry in the State of South Carolina.
Is there an expiration date on my "Certificate of Completion"?
Yes, your certificate is valid for one (1) year from the day of completion. It is important that you download your certificate to your PC or device for safeguarding and personal use. If you do not attain your marriage license prior to the expiration date printed on your certificate it is possible that the County Clerk of Courts may deny or reject your efforts.
Is this course accepted in My County?
Yes, as long as you plan to marry in the State of South Carolina our course is accepted in all counties in South Carolina. We are the only premarital course provider that offers this Christian-based curriculum in English and in Spanish in the State of South Carolina.
Do I have to provide Identification to take this Course?
Yes, In order to issue couples an original "certificate of completion" each couple must be able to provide us with the proper legal identification which will be forwarded to the County Clerk of Courts where their marriage license will be processed.
The following are the legal forms of identification: U.S.A. State Drivers License, State Provided Identification Card, Passport, or Residence Card.
When and how do I attain my Certificate?
At the completion of the course, you and your spouse will be able to have access to download and print a PDF copy of your "certificate of completion" for your personal use only. A Certified Copy will then be emailed to you within 24 hours of your completion date for immediate use.
It is important to note, certain counties do not accept printed copies of your certificate. Therefore, it will require that we mail you your original certificate to present to your County Clerk of Courts. Make sure that you schedule yourselves appropriately for this delay. It will take us approximately 3-5 business days to forward you your original certificate via USPS.
How many days should I begin working on getting my Marriage License?
It is our advice that you begin your process as soon as possible. Do not wait until the last minute to begin the legal process of attaining your marriage license. All too often, we have experienced couples procrastinating on the legal paperwork while preparing for their wedding. Remember, your marriage is not legal until your wedding officiant and witnesses properly sign your original marriage license.
How to get Married in the State of South Carolina?
As long as you meet the South Carolina State criteria you should be granted a marriage license in the county that you apply for. You do not need to live in the county to receive a marriage license there. Remember that marriage licenses are only valid for 60 days. Click here to learn more about attaining your Marriage License in South Carolina.
How to change your Legal Name in South Carolina?
South Carolina allows people to change their names on their marriage license application forms. While the forms differ by locality, you can generally just fill in your new name and list your former name on the form. A county clerk will issue a license after the normal South Carolina marriage license process is completed. It is also required that you make the necessary plans to visit your local Social Security Administration, Bank, DMV, and other agencies.
Be sure to provide these legal forms of identification to all governing agencies in which you plan on changing your legal name: Marriage certificate, driver's license, state-issued non-driver's ID card, or U.S. passport. Be also prepared to show proof of citizenship such as your U.S. birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, or Certificate of Citizenship.
This premarital course education has been designed and created by licensed and ordained professionals to address the needs of heterosexual couples. If this educational resource does not meet your premarital or marital needs you are still welcome to access the course material and/or be referred to a qualified provider who could better assist your needs.
Is this Course Refundable?
Sorry, but we at the Premarital Course Center, offer all of our couples an opportunity to choose a Premarital Course Provider suitable to each couple's needs. Since our courses are intellectual property and covered by our Copyright Infringement Policies We Do Not issue refunds.
Is this Course Protected by Copyright Laws?
Yes, it's unlawful to make any reproduction, copy, broadcast, or distribution of the material offered throughout this course without the written consent of our licensed professionals, providers, and/or affiliates.
List of Approved Counties in South Carolina
Download and Print the Certificate after Completion of the Course