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Become a celebrant

Becoming a Humanist Celebrant

We are very sorry but, at this time, we are not accepting applications to become a celebrant and we do not expect this situation to alter in the foreseeable future. Our waiting list has a large number of applicants on it which could take over 2 years to clear. However, we are always reviewing the demand for our ceremonies as well as the capacity of our celebrants to meet that demand so please check this page on a regular basis or email your contact details only.

Future applications will only be accepted from people who have been an active member of Humanist Society Scotland for at least a year.

A Little About Our Celebrants

Good celebrants combine strong personal qualities and high levels of professional competence. Being a Humanist celebrant is an occupation that is challenging, rewarding, inspiring and consonant with your values. It is an occupation that provides some of our hardest working, full-time celebrants with a living.

Each ceremony we conduct is unique. Each ceremony is one of the most important events in the lives of the people concerned. Our celebrants all demonstrate the same qualities:

· A commitment to Humanism.

· A willingness to contribute to the celebrant network and to the Society.

· Finely tuned, highly developed interpersonal skills.

· The time and availability to do the work.

· Life experience.

· Good organisational and IT skills.

All our new celebrants are trained first to deliver funerals. We believe that the rigour and discipline that preparing and delivering funerals demands, together with the interpersonal skills you need to exhibit, makes it the perfect training ground for a new celebrant. It is also the ceremony that is in the highest demand.

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