Celebrant Training Certificate to be Offered
Ogeechee Technical College

The Funeral Service Education (FSE) program at Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is now one of only two schools in the United States to offer Celebrant Funeral Training. Students in the program will now be able to add the Technical Certificate of Credit to their studies. Certified Celebrants are highly sought after professionals in Australia and New Zealand, Canada, and now the United States. Michelle Rupar, Director of OTC’s FSE program said, “The needs of ceremonial audiences differ from those of other audiences. With this specialized training, our students will learn how to write a competent eulogy, construct an appropriate service that flows smoothly, and incorporate the wishes of the deceased’s family through the development of technical skills required in a celebrant. The elements of voice and speech, which effectively transmit thought and feeling, are largely important in celebrant services.”


Contact Information

Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu