Free Lifetime Membership

If you are proud to state that you are Humanist, then click here to join us! 

Membership is free and you won't be bombarded with emails asking for money!

If we've got anything to say, we'll send out a newsletter.

Once you've joined, to get you started, have a look at the file below (click here to download).

Print it out (they're designed for A4 format), write your name on it and hang it proudly on your wall!

If you don't like the style of this one, check back soon as we've got a few different ones to choose from and we swap them about when we get round to it....


Becoming a Celebrant






Please note that for all training during the pandemic, while our preference is to conduct interviews and training in person, this will of course be dependent on the Covid-19 situation and subject to any restrictions put in place by the Scottish Government. It may be that we will run any courses online via video link but a decision on that will be made nearer to the time.



The Caledonian Humanist Association (CHA) is always looking for Humanists with the right combination of skills and personal qualities to join our team of Celebrants. We are happy to accept applications throughout the year, but cannot confirm the dates of interviews and training courses until we have sufficient numbers of quality applicants.

Celebrants from other organisations are very welcome to apply. However, to ensure that our particular standards and ethos remain consistent across the board you will need to undergo the CHA’s training courses. Only in very exceptional circumstances will this requirement be waived. Any enquiries will of course be treated with the utmost confidence.


How do I apply?

To get things started, email us at with your contact details.

If we are in a recruitment phase, we will then forward you a detailed description of the role of Humanist Celebrant and our application form, otherwise we will keep your details on file.

What happens next?

Our training team will assess the applications. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an interview in South Lanarkshire. There will also be a practical assessment of your writing skills on the day. If successful, you will be offered a place on one of our training courses.

The CHA is not an employer; applicants who are successful at all stages and who go on to complete their training will carry out their celebrancy work on a self-employed basis.


Additional information

The CHA is an enrolled organisation through Volunteer Scotland for Disclosure Checks as this post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to being confirmed as a Humanist Celebrant with the CHA.