To obtain membership of the IoCF, applicants should have attended and successfully completed accredited training in funeral celebrancy; with at least a Level 3 qualification from a national awarding body.

The Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (QCF) awarded by the Institute's preferred training partner, Civil Ceremonies Ltd. (, fully meets our requirements.

Application for Membership can be made after successfully completing the training.

Exceptionally, and subject to the approval of the IoCF Council of Management, those who have gained experience in drawing up and conducting funerals which are effectively Civil Funerals, over a period of time and for a variety of clients, may apply for membership of the Institute. For further information please contact us directly.


Full information about training to be a Funeral Celebrant can be found on our training page.

 Training As A Celebrant