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Minnesota Approved Premarital Education Course

Premarital Education Courses Approved by the State of Minnesota

Receive a $75 discount on your Minnesota marriage license after completing 12 hours of pre-marital education. With the state discount, the course pays for itself!

The state of Minnesota online courses are ideal for couples who want to have a stronger love and better understanding in the way they communicate. In addition to a stronger relationship you will receive a $75 discount on your marriage license when you complete this 12-hour course.

It takes a lot of dedication to maintain a healthy, long-lasting relationship. In order to be the best partner you can be and also, improve the well-being of the children you may share, we believe every engaged couple is wise to take advantage of one of these approved, online courses, available only through Online Marriage Preparation.

Choose Between 3 Minnesota Premarital Online Education Courses

Basic (non-religious) Course

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 Minnesota 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 Course (Non-Denominational)

Another approved Minnesota 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 pre-Cana Course

Online Marriage Preparation can also provide couples with a Minnesota marriage preparation class online designed specifically for engaged couples who practice Catholicism. This course is approved by the church and meets Catholic pre-Cana requirements. 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 Minnesota-Approved Courses

Select one of the courses to get started. Each course is certified by the State of Minnesota Premarital Education Bill, so you can choose the one that is a good fit for you as a couple.

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 12 hours will be spent talking with each other by using the 10 guided conversations.  You can complete the 12-hour course in a long day, weekend, or stretch it out over several weeks. 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 and receive your $75 discount.

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

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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