Celebrant Professional Development

One of the key principles to any profession is that you never stop learning and we are determined to help you continue learning as you build your celebrancy business.

While training is part of that journey there are also moments where you need more support and expert advice as your celebrancy business grows.

Some of these opportunities on this page are available to exclusively to ICPC members but where appropriate, any celebrant in need to support and advice can access our services.

Meet the Funeral Director

         If you are wondering how to approach Funeral Directors and get funeral work as a celebrant, join Rebecca and our guest Kelly Owen for this informative and motivational CPD session. Kelly works with her husband Tristan in their family funeral business, Tom Owen & Son Funeral Director, which was established in 1930 and is now transforming with a more modern approach.  

As well as advice from Kelly, we will be inviting questions from all those attending. Those signing up will receive an email from Rebecca asking for some advance questions about what concerns you the most, to plan the session most effectively.

Book your place on the CPD Session

UPDATE: We are changing how we run this session in order to include more people. It will be a more structured webinar and Q & A session. 

We cannot guarantee that everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q & A so we would encourage you to email questions to [email protected] prior to the session.

This session is open to all our paying members and those in their free year of Membership. Once you book your place, you will receive a confirmation email with the session link straight away, and again nearer the time.

As Celebrants we embrace life and love and we are a group of people who want to welcome everybody into our world of work. But what are your biases and prejudices? Can you ever be free of them? Are you inadvertently making stereotypical statements? Is your Celebrant business truly accessible to everybody? 
In this CPD session we will explore how what you say exposes your unconscious bias, how the words you use in your publicity material excludes people, some key points that you need to think about in terms of your business and how you can include different groups of people.
Book now and make sure you don't miss out on increasing self awareness and perspective in your Celebrant business!

What Can You Say?

Putting the Microscope on Equality & Diversity

Online Webinar and Q&A session

This session is open to all our paying members and those in their free year of Membership. Once you book your place, you will receive a confirmation email with the session link straight away, and again nearer the time.

Book Your place

Celebrant Connect

Join the list of ICPC Celebrants!

We're on a mission to make sure you're connected with other ICPC celebrants in your area.

If you would like to be added to this list, please follow the link and fill out the form.

Any data you share password protected within our secure data storage and will only be shared with the people on the list. 

Details of how to access this list are below.


NOCN Coursework Study groups for ICPC Members.

We know that when it comes to doing written coursework, it can sometimes be daunting especially if you haven't been in a learning environment for some time.

While your tutor can answer any really pressing questions you have, if you would like more information about what is expected and how to go about tackling your coursework - our study groups are perfect for you.

If you would like to join a group of ICPC members and ask questions about the units you are working on, then we are very happy to answer those questions and guide you in the right direction.

Choose one of the following dates and have your questions ready.


To be eligible to book for a study group you have to have:

a) Enrolled with [email protected] and informed them that you want to start your Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy and you will be sent a submission link.

Places will be limited to twenty per session and so you will need to book your place in advance.


Coursework Units

  • Health and Safety (8448) 
  • Valuing Equality and Diversity(1013).
  • Planning and Delivering Civil Ceremonies (8450);
  • Understanding Celebratory Ceremonies in the UK (8449)
  • Understanding Professional Civil Celebrancy in the UK (8447) 
  •  Understanding the UK Funeral Industry (8457).
  • Creating and Conducting a Civil funeral Service (8459) 
  • Working with the Bereaved (8458).

Study group

Wednesday 14th June 2023 @ 6.30 - 7.30pm

Book this study group

Study group

Monday 17th July 2023 @ 6.30 - 7.30pm

Book this study group

Study group

Thursday 24th August 2023 @ 6.30 - 7.30pm

Book this study group


Professional Business Coaching queries 

We are changing the format of our Quarterly Professional Coaching sessions. The final session in the current format will be 4th May 2023.

In order to provide more timely business support as queries and needs arise, we’ve created a form that you can submit.

Sometimes making strides with your celebrancy business can feel like an uphill struggle...If you’ve got niggles about accounting, marketing or specific situations you’d like expert advice on, feel free to contact us via this form and one of our team will then respond as soon as they are able.

Please let us know if you’d prefer an email or a phone call response. (If you’d like a phone call, please include an idea of when would be best to contact you during the week - you can include that at the end of your question

All available to all ICPC Members.

Send us your question



1 - 1 private business coaching - open to all.

Members: £35 
Non-members: £45

Half hour private coaching session with Maxine Ward - Business coach, Life coach and Celebrant.

This is a fantastic option if you would like the dedication and privacy that comes from having someone focussed solely on you.

Maxine will work with you to address your challenges in practical and sensitive ways. She'll help you build "next steps" and overcome the feeling of inertia and help you take control today.

Click here to book your one to one session with Maxine and start to build momentum in your business.

To book your session with Maxine - please follow the link below to purchase a session. You'll receive a link to Maxine's calendar and you can book a time that suits you.

ICPC Members - Book here
Non-members - Book here
Celebrancy Qualifications
NOCN Certificate Qualification
NOCN Platinum Double Diploma Qualification
Celebrancy FAQS
About ICPC
Free Intro to Celebrancy video
ICPC Membership
Meet the team