Step 1: Understand the Purpose of The Course

Taking an approved Florida Premarital Course will give you important skills that will go a long way towards making your marriage last
(read more). In addition to this, it will allow you to skip the 3 day marriage license waiting period AND the State of Florida will give you a $32.50 discount off of your marriage license. Triple win!

Step 2: Registration and Getting Started

Register for the course. Registration is per couple, so you will only need to purchase the course once. After you sign up and make your payment, you will be directed to the Dashboard. The Dashboard is where all of the course chapters are. There are 21 chapters of fun and interesting content, videos and activities. You can leave and return to the course at any time and do not need to complete the course in a single session (unless you choose to do so).

Step 3: Course Background & General Use

The course was written by Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Elizabeth Hekimian-Williams, an approved premarital course provider in 66 Florida counties. Couples are expected to go through the course together. If a couple is not able to physically take the course together, we suggest one individual read the contents to the other over the phone or by some other means. The course was developed to be viewed and experienced in sequential order and in it's entirety. However, you may alternatively view the chapters that interest you most and in the order you prefer. To view a chapter, click on the chapter name or image. Throughout the chapters, there will be various videos, activities and content. When answering the activity questions, please be sure to write in responses that are related and relevant to the topic and questions. When you complete an entire chapter, a check will appear in the box to the right. This is to help you remember which chapters you have already completed. The online course has been designed to work on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. When taking the course, make sure that you have internet access so that the time you spend in the course will be recorded!

Step 4: Request Your Completion Certificates

Before you can request your certificates of completion, you MUST
  • Spend at least 4 hours in the Course
  • Complete the Course Quiz with an 80% or higher
You can re-take the quiz and there are hints as well, so please do not feel intimidated by the quiz. At the bottom of the Dashboard, you will be able to see the total amount of time that you have spent in the course. If you have spent a minimum of 4 hours on the course and have passed the Course Completion Quiz, then the button below the time marker will read: "Certificate Request Available" and you may click it to request your certificate. If you have not completed both requirements, the button will read: "Certificate Request Unavailable". Once you finish meeting the requirements, you will be able to request your certificates of completion.

5. Getting the Marriage License Discount & Waiving the 3-Day Waiting Period

Once you have completed the premarital course and have the certificate of completion, be sure to print it out and bring it with you when you go to purchase your marriage license. When you present the certificate, $32.50 will be deducted from the Florida marriage license fee of $93.50. This means that you will receive your marriage license for only $61. The certificate will also automatically waive the 3-day marriage license waiting period.

6. Have a Happy Marriage!

After taking the premarital course, you should feel even more confident and happy with your partner and the life you will share together. We encourage you to return to the course if you have any questions or ever want to review your answers. We offer great advice and suggestions for couples for both before and after marriage and encourage you to stick with us throughout your marriage by following us on our Blog, Facebook and Twitter!