Premarital Preparation Course

To qualify for the exemption by attending a premarital preparation course, both applicants must submit a notarized  Certification of Completion completed by the course provider confirming the couple attended the course together, or separately, within one year of the date of application to the County Clerk for the license. The Certification of Completion form was developed by the Administrative Office of the Courts and defines the qualifications of persons who are eligible to conduct the four (4) hours of premarital preparation training as required by Chapter No. 854.

Click here to print the Certificate of Completion form.  This is the only form that can be accepted as proof of counseling.

The law gives minimal guidance as to the content of the course. It states that the course may include:

The types of persons who can provide the approved premarital preparation course are: