All members of the Celebrants Association NZ operate within a framework, consisting of a Code of Ethics and a set of Professional Standards.

All Celebrants Association NZ members are encouraged to undertake systematic and structured learning throughout their careers to ensure that they continually maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills to improve the quality of service they offer.

To support the professional development of members, the Celebrants Association NZ has recognised the qualifications of two New Zealand training providers, The Celebrant School and The Celebrant Training College. Both are Celebrants Association NZ approved training providers.

The Celebrants Association NZ offers validation of members through the VCANZ programme. This is a structured recognition of celebrant training, experience and professional development.

Celebrants Association NZ members who achieve this validation will carry the letters VCANZ after their name.

The Celebrants Association NZ undertakes to the best of its ability to promote quality celebrant services and the VCANZ programme is an integral part of that. However the ultimate responsibility for delivering a professional service lies with the individual celebrant.

If you are planning to submit a VCANZ, Rachel Clarke is hosting monthly online VCANZ workshops specifically designed for those who have not yet submitted and want to learn about the process. You can learn more from the Events page, here.