Becoming an Officiant


In their role as leaders of ritual and keepers and creators of tradition, Humanist Officiants are also ambassadors of Humanism. For this reason, only those with a strong commitment to the Humanist philosophy are considered for training and licensing as Officiants.


The Officiant Progam Committee of Ontario evaluates officiant applications according to a rigorous set of criteria designed to establish an applicant’s education, life experience, writing and presentation skills, and ability to communicate Humanist principles.


Applicants who successfully complete the training process are appointed by the Humanist Association of Canada and may then be licensed by the Province of Ontario.