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Florida Approved Premarital Education Course

Premarital Education Courses Approved in Florida

Receive a discount on your Florida marriage license after completing 4 hours of pre-marital education. In addition, the 3-day waiting period is waived.

Our online marriage education courses are approved by most Florida counties and are available in both English and Español!

Rev. Frank’s online marriage courses are ideal for couples who want stronger, more loving relationships based on healthy communication. As an added benefit, Florida couples receive a discount on their marriage license for completing four hours of the eight-hour course and have the 3-day waiting period waived.

It takes a lot of dedication to maintain a healthy, long-lasting relationship. In order to be the best partner you can be, we suggest that you take advantage of one of the approved Florida courses available only through Online Marriage Preparation.

Choose Between 3 Florida Premarital Online Education Courses

Basic (non-religious) eCourse

In the months between your engagement and your wedding day, you will be faced with a lot of stress, but it’s how you handle it that matters The Basic eCourse provides you with 10 downloadable, guided conversations designed to encourage honest communication on important topics. When you choose to take this Florida marriage preparation class online, you will learn different ways to improve your communication with one another and strengthen your bond before saying “I do.”

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Christian eCourse (Non-Denominational)

Another approved Florida marriage preparation class offered online through Online Marriage Preparation is the Christian eCourse. Like the Basic eCourse, you will learn more about how to handle various issues that may arise during the course of your relationship. However, the Christian eCourse is slightly targeted more to those with a background in the Christian faith. The course will feature Reverend Dr. Nelson as your marriage preparation coach in three full-length videos and 10 downloadable, guided conversations centered on faith, children, money and more.

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Roman Catholic eCourse

Online Marriage Preparation can also provide couples with a Florida marriage preparation class online designed specifically for engaged couples who practice Catholicism. Again, this online marriage preparation course is similar to the others offered through Online Marriage Preparation, but puts more of an emphasis on the Catholic faith and the importance of God’s presence in a marriage.

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NEW! Now all 3 courses are available in Spanish!

¡NUEVO! ¡Ahora los 3 cursos están disponibles en español!
Curso Básico No Religioso | Curso Cristiano | Curso Católico Romano

How Does It Work?

Order One of Our Florida-Approved Courses

Select one of the online marriage courses to get started. Each course is certified by the State of Florida, and is approved by most Florida counties.

Each course costs $95, but is reduced during COVID-19 to $75 per couple when you use the discount code SAVE20.

After you have ordered, watch for an email with a link and a secure password that gives you access to all of the course material that you can now download to your computer or mobile device.

Complete the Course With Your Fiancé

After you have downloaded the course, schedule time with your fiancé to follow the step-by-step instructions for enjoying the course together.

Most of your time will be spent talking with each other by using the 10 guided conversations.  You can complete the 4-hour course in an evening, or spread it out over a weekend or several days. That’s up to you.

If you are like every other couple who has written a review, you will enjoy your time together focusing on YOU and the future that awaits you.

Receive Your Completion Certificate

When you have finished the course and the pre-marriage inventory, send us your completed work along with your full legal names, a short review of your experience, contact information for your wedding officiant, and the date and location for your wedding.

We will email you a notarized statement of completion.

Take the statement to the marriage license bureau to receive your discount and have the 3-day waiting period waived.

Meet Rev. Frank

After meeting with hundreds of engaged couples, I now offer the same, rich course experience in a digital, video, self-directed format. It’s fun, easy, insightful, and very much worth the 4 hours you will spend.

What to expect?? Expect to enjoy some good talks with each other utilizing Rev. Frank’s innovative, guided conversations.

First, type your responses into your device/computer, and then, hold hands and have a great conversation. Finish the 4 hour course in an evening or spread it out over a weekend or several days. It’s totally up to you!

There are no appointments with a counselor, no lectures, and you can even take the course by phone or zoom if you live in separate cities!

Complete the 4 hours and you will receive a discount on your Florida marriage license and have the 3-day waiting period waived. In fact, you can get married the same day you get your license!

Just send Rev. Frank electronic copies of the 4 hours of work you’ve completed, and you’ll receive on the same day an email with the Florida statement of completion attached.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Congratulations and have fun!!

Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson

Why OnlineMarriagePreparation?


  • Use your computer or handheld device.
  • In the privacy and comfort of your home.
  • Any place in the world.
  • Even if you live in separate cities!


  • Enjoy improved communication.
  • Learn non-defensive, conflict resolution.
  • Be more confident about your love.
  • Tailored to you, non-judgmental and open-ended.

A Good Value

  • You pay only $75 per couple.
  • Qualifies for the marriage license discount offered through the State of Florida.
  • A smart investment in your forever future together.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

Hear what over 1000 satisfied couples have to say

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Lucy & Zach

The marriage prep course was a great way for us to sit down and connect amidst the chaos and busyness of wedding planning. It included many thought-provoking questions which we may not have discussed had it not been for this course. Thank you for preparing such a thorough course to get us ready for our future! We now feel more prepared to embark on a lifetime together, and are looking forward to more deep discussions like these. - Lucy & Zach

Bill & Devon

I expected to tackle some difficult issues and learn more about how to resolve conflicts, but what I didn’t expect was to fall even more in love by going through this process over the past couple of months. It has been so important for us to have these conversations, especially as we’ve been struggling to plan our wedding during the pandemic. - Bill & Devon

Carmelle & Tristan

This has been a wonderful experience! We liked the self-paced nature of the course and being able to come back and have deep discussions. I will no doubt recommend this course to any and everyone that asks for premarital counseling. - Tristan and Carmelle

You might be wondering…

Does the Catholic course meet pre-Cana requirements for my church?

Last year more than 150 Catholic couples successfully completed this course and submitted the official completion statement to their church. If you have questions about this, Rev. Frank is happy to contact your church on your behalf.

Does my state offer a discount?

More and more states and jurisdictions offer a discount program and some waive the 3 day waiting period. Please check with the state where your wedding will take place. Check out these pages for details on the Twogether In Texas and Minnesota Premarital Education programs. Each county in Florida requires a 4 hour preparation and offers a discount as well as waiving the 3 day waiting period. Also, check out marriage license discount programs in  Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.

Do your courses qualify for the Twogether in Texas program?

Yes, all of our online marriage preparation courses are certified by the Twogether in Texas program, so you can choose the one that is a good fit for you as a couple. After completing the 8-hour, self-paced course, simply send us your completed work, and within an hour, we will email you an electronic copy of the Twogether in Texas statement of completion. Take the statement to the marriage license bureau and receive your $60 discount and have the 72-hour waiting period waived.

How long does it take to complete the course?

Your timeline is flexible and completely up to you! The course can be completed in one long day if that’s what you decide to do, but if you have time, it’s best to stretch the experience over days or weeks. In that case, plan to create a timeline for one or two “conversation dates” per week. Some couples decide to devote a weekend to settle into some long, enjoyable conversations.

How do we access the Spanish version of the course?

After purchasing the course, we will immediately send you an email with a link to download the course instructions. This document will provide you with links to both the English and Spanish version that you can choose from. This works well for couples that have different primary languages as well.

Are your courses LBGTQ friendly?

Two of our courses are. When you choose the Basic eCourse or Christian eCourse, you’ll find that it has been written to accommodate all engaged couples everywhere, regardless of  gender or sexual orientation. The Catholic eCourse represents the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on marriage.

What if we have a question while completing the course?

Rev. Frank is available to answer any questions you may have as you are completing the course with your fiancé. Just email him at, and he’ll reply as quickly as possible!

How and when do we receive a completion statement?

Before they give you the discount on your marriage license or waive the 3 day waiting period, some states will need evidence from the premarital education provider stating that you have completed the course . Many churches and officiants will also require a similar statement. In order to receive your statement of completion, simply email electronic copies of the conversations you have done to, and Rev. Frank will send you a statement you can submit to the license bureau and/or church. Texas requires 8 hours for the discount; Minnesota requires 12 hours; Florida requires only 4 hours. As soon as you have spent the required time with the course, send Rev. Frank the work you have done, and he will respond with a completion statement.

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