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Certified Celebrant

What are In-Sight Institute Certified Celebrants?

  • Over 4100 individuals from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Trinidad, Guatemala & the Philippines have been trained to provide unique, individualized services.
  • InSight Institute Certified Celebrants meet with the family to gather the stories and listen to the memories. The funeral experience is built around these stories.
  • InSight Institute Certified Celebrants spend 8 to 10 hours preparing a Celebrant funeral experience and act as a partner with the funeral director to create a funeral or memorial service that fits the family and encourages healthy grieving.
  • InSight Institute Certified Celebrants are prepared to create a Life Tribute that fits the person who died and his/her family. These services are not only personalized but also individualized.
  • InSight Institute Certified Celebrants present funerals in parks, gardens, beaches, mountains, boats, homes, funeral home chapels... whatever best meets the needs of the family.

Who Needs a Celebrant?

  • Families who identify themselves as “Spiritual But Not Religious”
  • Families who do not have a minister or church affiliation
  • Families who want a unique, personalized service
  • Families who want a Life Tribute experience the evening before a liturgical service


  • According to the 2015 American Religious Identification Survey, one in five Americans (22%) claim no religious identity, up from 16% in 2007. (Pew Research Center)
  • This group, called “nones,” is now the second largest category after Evangelical Protestants, and outnumbers Catholics. (2015 American Religious Identification Survey, Pew Research Center)
  • One in three (35%) of millennials are unaffiliated and unlikely to age into claiming a religion (2014 Religious Landscape Study, Pew Research Center).
  • There are more people over the age of 65 in our population than teenagers. The number of Americans over 65 is expected to grow by 2030 to 65 million; nine million will be over 85, compared with four million today.

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