The IoCF recognises achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (QCF) as the preferred route to membership of the Institute. This Diploma is the only national qualification in Funeral Celebrancy on the Ofqual register, and is provided by the Institute's preferred training partner, Civil Ceremonies Ltd (CCL).

Training is a combination of distance learning and residential training modules. Full details can be found on the CCL web site - www.civilceremonies.co.uk.

Although the popularity of civil funeral ceremonies is increasing, we strongly suggest that anyone seeking to establish their business as a funeral celebrant should research the likelihood of work in their local area and how many other celebrants already operate there - The Funeral Map web site can help with this - www.funeralmap.co.uk.