Florida Premarital Preparation Course Information Page

2018 Update: Florida Premarital Course Electronic Certificates Automatically Available at Time of Course Completion!!!

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The Florida Marriage License Cost is $93.50. By taking the DPG Premarital Online Course you save $32.50 on your marriage license cost, reducing your Marriage License fee to $61.00 and you avoid the three day Florida state wait requirement.  The cost of our online premarital course is $19.99 giving you an actual savings of $12.51 off your Florida Marriage License.

We are an authorized provider of the premarital preparation course for the following counties in Florida. Click here to make sure your county is on the list.

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Florida Premarital Preparation Course Statute

Florida Premarital Preparation Online Course

741.0305 Marriage fee reduction for completion of premarital preparation course.—

(1) A man and a woman who intend to apply for a marriage license under s. 741.04 may, together or separately, complete a premarital preparation course of not less than 4 hours. Each individual shall verify completion of the course by filing with the application a valid certificate of completion from the course provider, which certificate shall specify whether the course was completed by personal instruction, videotape instruction, instruction via other electronic medium, or a combination of those methods. All individuals who complete a premarital preparation course pursuant to this section must be issued a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course by their course provider. Upon furnishing such certificate when applying for a marriage license, the individuals shall have their marriage license fee reduced by $32.50.

(2) The premarital preparation course may include instruction regarding:

(a) Conflict management.

(b) Communication skills.

(c) Financial responsibilities.

(d) Children and parenting responsibilities.

(e) Data compiled from available information relating to problems reported by married couples who seek marital or individual counseling.

(3)(a) All individuals electing to participate in a premarital preparation course shall choose from the following list of qualified instructors:

1. A psychologist licensed under chapter 490.

2. A clinical social worker licensed under chapter 491.

3. A marriage and family therapist licensed under chapter 491.

4. A mental health counselor licensed under chapter 491.

5. An official representative of a religious institution which is recognized under s. 496.404(19), if the representative has relevant training.

6. Any other provider designated by a judicial circuit, including, but not limited to, school counselors who are certified to offer such courses. Each judicial circuit may establish a roster of area course providers, including those who offer the course on a sliding fee scale or for free.

(b) The costs of such premarital preparation course shall be paid by the applicant.

(4) Each premarital preparation course provider shall furnish each participant who completes the course with a certificate of completion specifying the name of the participant and the date of completion and whether the course was conducted by personal instruction, videotape instruction, or instruction via other electronic medium, or by a combination of these methods.

(5) All area course providers shall register with the clerk of the circuit court by filing an affidavit in writing attesting to the provider’s compliance with the premarital preparation course requirements as set forth in this section and including the course instructor’s name and qualifications, including the license number, if any, or, if an official representative of a religious institution, a statement as to relevant training. The affidavit shall also include the addresses where the provider may be contacted.

History.—s. 5, ch. 98-403; s. 16, ch. 99-307.

The Premarital Preparation Course will be available for participants marrying in the following Florida Counties and Cities:

Alachua Baker Bay Bradford Brevard Broward Calhoun Charlotte Citrus Clay Collier Columbia DeSoto Dixie Duval Escambia Flagler Franklin Gadsden Gilchrist Glades Gulf Hamilton Hardee Hendry Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Holmes Indian River Jackson Jefferson Lafayette Lake Lee Leon Levy Liberty Madison Manatee Marion Martin Miami-Dade Monroe Nassau Okaloosa Okeechobee Orange Osceola Palm Beach Pasco Pinellas Polk Putnam Santa Rosa Sarasota Seminole Saint Johns Saint Lucie Sumter Suwannee Taylor Union Volusia Wakulla Walton Washington
A Alachua Altamonte Springs Anna Maria Apalachicola Apopka Arcadia Archer Atlantic Beach Atlantis Auburndale Aventura Avon ParkB Bartow Bay Lake Belleair Beach Belleair Bluffs Belle Glade Belle Isle Belleview Blountstown Boca Raton Bonifay Bonita Springs Bowling Green Boynton Beach Bradenton Bradenton Beach Bristol Brooksville Bunnell BushnellC Callaway Cape Canaveral  Cape Coral  Carrabelle  Casselberry Cedar Key Center Hill  Chattahoochee Chiefland Chipley Clearwater Clermont Clewiston Cocoa Cocoa Beach Coconut Creek Cooper City  Coral Gables  Coral Springs Crescent City  Crestview Crystal RiverD Dade City  Dania Beach Davenport Daytona Beach  Daytona Beach Shores DeBary Deerfield Beach De Funiak Springs  DeLand  Delray Beach  Deltona Destin Dunedin DunnellonE Eagle Lake Edgewater Edgewood Eustis EvergladesF Fanning Springs Fellsmere Fernandina Beach Flagler Beach Florida City Fort Lauderdale  Fort Meade  Fort Myers Fort Pierce Fort Walton Beach Freeport Frostproof Fruitland ParkG Gainesville Graceville Greenacres Green Cove Springs  Gretna Groveland  Gulf Breeze GulfportH Haines City Hallandale Beach Hawthorne Hialeah Hialeah Gardens High Springs Holly Hill Hollywood Holmes Beach HomesteadI Indian Harbour Beach Indian Rocks Beach Inverness IslandiaJ Jacksonville Jacksonville Beach Jacob City JasperK Key Colony Beach Keystone Heights Keys (Florida) Key West  KissimmeeL La Belle Lake Alfred Lake Buena Vista Lake Butler Lake City Lake Helen Lakeland Lake Mary Lake Wales Lake Worth Largo Lauderdale Lakes Lauderhill Laurel Hill  Lawtey Layton Leesburg Lighthouse Point Live Oak Longwood Lynn Haven M Macclenny Madeira Beach Madison Maitland Marathon Marco Island Margate Marianna Mary Esther  Mascotte Melbourne Mexico Beach Miami Miami Beach Miami Springs Midway Milton Minneola Miramar Monticello Moore Haven Mount Dora MulberryN Naples Neptune Beach Newberry New Port Richey New Smyrna Beach Niceville North Bay Village North Lauderdale North Miami North Miami Beach North PortO Oak Hill Oakland Oakland Park Ocala Ocoee Okeechobee Oldsmar Opa-locka  Orange City Orlando Ormond Beach OviedoP Pahokee Palatka Palm Bay Palm Beach Palm Beach Gardens Palm Coast Palmetto Panama City Panama City Beach Parker Parkland Pembroke Pines Pensacola Perry Pinellas Park Plantation Plant City Pompano Beach Port Orange Port Richey Port St. Joe Port Saint Lucie Punta GordaQ QuincyR Riviera Beach RockledgeS Safety Harbor St. Augustine St. Augustine Beach St. Cloud St. Marks St. Pete Beach St. Petersburg San Antonio Sanford Sanibel Sarasota Satellite Beach Sebastian Sebring Seminole Sopchoppy South Bay South Daytona South Miami South Pasadena Starke Stuart Sunny Isles Beach Sunrise SweetwaterT Tallahassee Tamarac Tampa Tarpon Springs Tavares Temple Terrace Titusville Treasure Island  TrentonU UmatillaV Valparaiso Venice Vernon Vero Beach ValricoW Waldo Wauchula Webster Weeki Wachee Wellington West Melbourne West Miami Weston West Palm Beach Wewahitchka Wildwood Williston Wilton Manors Winter Garden Winter Haven Winter Park Winter SpringsZ Zephyrhills

Florida Premarital Preparation Course Statute

Authorized Counties List (See Our Florida County Links for Wedding Venues and Marriage License Information for Each County):

Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Desoto, DixieDuval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington Counties.

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47 thoughts on “Florida Premarital Preparation Course Information Page

  1. Is the marriage course for Florida residents only? What if my fiancé and I are from Texas and would like marry in Florida? Can I take the course and receive the marriage license discount?

  2. My fiancé is a Marine & comes home for a week at Christmas, we plan to get married the 27th in Clay County, Orange Park Fl. Will this course waive the three day waiting period? We’d like to get married the same day because he has to leave two days after we plan to marry.

  3. so I trying to figured out the monetary benefit of taking this…its 93.50 without, $60 with plus the 20.00 making it $80..so why sit through a 4 hour course to save $13?

    • Great question Jeff. Taking a course that is virtually free that decreases your chance of divorce by teaching each of you about yourselves and each other and about communication and resolving conflict is invaluable. Plus, you avoid the three day wait and can get married the same day that you apply for your marriage. Sitting through a 4 hour course that has so many benefits and is virtually free sounds like a great deal to me. Best, Dr. D

  4. Both the bride and groom are in the service and stationed in different states. They are planning on flying to Florida to have a small beach wedding. My question is, are they required to complete the online course together or can they complete the course separately?

  5. Do I have to wait for a copy of completion certificate to be mailed to get my marriage license in Taylor County Florida

  6. my fiance is from new york and he is coming to florida the 10th of august, we want to get married that same day if we complete the course could we get married that day? he is from new york does he need to do the course? to wave the 3 days

    • If one or either of you does the course you can get married on the same day that you apply we will just make sure that both of your names are on the certificate we would prefer that both of you did the course together though as it is very helpful and very informative congratulations

    • We will send you a certificate with a registered number that cannot be done automatically. You will receive a certificate within one business day once you complete the course. We will send that to you by email.

  7. My fiance and I would like to take the course today and by the end of the day get married is that something that will be possible. I am an over-the-road truck driver and I have to leave back on the road tomorrow

  8. Brevard County does not require an original signature on the certificate of completion. If you purchase our course online, complete the course, and submit the questionnaire at the end, a certificate of completion will be automatically sent to you.

  9. Hello. My Fiance is in the military and is stationed in Hawaii. He was born here in Florida. Do we both need to take the course or can I do it alone to receive the benefits and avoid the three days.

  10. Hello my fiance’ and I are planning to get married the same day as we apply for the license. Do Duval County need an official copy of completion or will they accept an electronic copy?

  11. Does Pinellas county accept the electronic/printed certificate? Planning to do this tonight and go and tie the knot tomorrow morning! 🙂

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