Code of Ethics and Non-Discrimination Policy

 

  • To support the goals and the mission of CF&I and the Association by setting and maintaining a professional standard of service to the public that will bring credit and recognition to CF&I, the Association, and its individual members.
  • To serve each client with respect, sensitivity, and professionalism, and to provide all services in a timely manner.
  • To offer every client a personalized ceremony that includes their story as revealed to the Celebrant through interview and questionnaires.
  • To ensure that clients have complete choice of and final say over their ceremonies, and that the Celebrant’s personal beliefs are immaterial to this process. To encourage clients in choosing and/or approving a ceremony that is satisfying to them.
  • To respectfully provide a ceremony that is as accurate as possible in all respects, including the pronunciation of the names of people, places, and things.
  • To meet the client for a no-obligation interview to discuss services prior to engagement.
  • To provide unlimited consultation to clients while creating their ceremony.
  • To conduct a rehearsal where necessary to the ceremony.
  • To perform the ceremony in a professional, prepared, and appropriate manner.
  • To gift the client/honoree a keepsake copy of their ceremony.
  • To provide a service that recognizes the unique personalities of the client, being sensitive to their needs, wishes, values, philosophical and spiritual beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Not to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.