Endorsement

 

Requirements for Endorsement

To acquire endorsement through the Humanist Society the following is required:

1. Complete application with three references or reference papers
2. Pay fee

  • $75 Association Celebrant
  • $40 Humanist Celebrant and Chaplain
  • $25 Lay Leaders

3. Acquire/renew current membership in the American Humanist Association
4. Make a commitment to humanism
5. Get a background check (per request)

For those renewing endorsement, the following is required:

  1. Completed application
  2. Payment of annual professional fee
  • $100 Humanist Celebrant and Chaplain
  • $25 Lay Leaders

3. Current membership in the American Humanist Association

Celebrants and Chaplains of all designations will be held to the standards in the Code of Conduct and may be removed for any violation. 

Referrals are required for endorsement applicants but not for re-endorsement. In lieu of referrals, applicants may submit a Humanist Institute/AHA Center for Education completion certificate, certification as an American Ethical Union Leader, as an IISHJ or SHJ Rabbi, or a letter of good standing from The Clergy Project.