Certifcation Philosophy

Our Philosophy

  • At CCAOC we have developed a specific training program unique to the needs and realities in Canada.
  • We do not offer online certification.
  • Our process is based on a combined class room and hands-on approach.
  • We encourage each trainee, it at all possible, to observe one of our facilitators in consultation as well as in performing an actual ceremony.
  • Each trainee is required to fulfill all the requirements of training and certification.
  • Each trainee is required to sign a code of conduct and agreement.
  • Each Certified Celebrant is required to perform a minimum of one Life Celebration each year in order to remain active as a CCAOC member.
  • We believe that each Life Celebration is unique and requires a tremendous amount of flexibility on behalf of the Celebrant. To that end it is our belief that all trainees need to have a grasp of the cultural norms in our society as it relates to faith practices and principles.
  • Although many Life Celebrations do not include religious content a persons faith heritage still plays a significant role in ceremony styles and choices.
  • As seasoned Life Celebration Specialists we have many years of experience. We tell lots of stories and share lots of helpful tips on how to be the best.
  • We are not text book focused, we are life focused.
  • We are active celebrants. It is our life and our passion. We train from this perspective.