The Utah Marriage Education Discount (MED) FAQ

What is MED?

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How do I get the MED?

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Where can I find MED classes?

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Who can provide MED approved marriage education or counseling?

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What are the marriage education requirements?

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What are the premarital counseling requirements?

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I’m a provider of marriage education. How do I find out if my curriculum is approved?

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What is MED?

When an engaged couple completes approved marriage education or counseling AND applies for their marriage license online, the Utah Marriage Education Discount (MED)  takes $20 OFF their Utah Marriage License fees. MED also gives couples great  discounts on wedding products and services from participating vendors. 

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How do I get the MED?

Complete the the required hours of premarital education or counseling and ask your educator or counselor to submit the online MED Certification Form. You'll receive an email with your certificate and discount code. Enter your discount code into your online marriage license application to get your $20 discount. Show the certificate to participating wedding vendors to save even more money on your big day!

Currently, Utah County is the only county in Utah offering an online marriage license application and the MED discount. Click HERE to learn more!


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Where can I find MED classes?

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Community Classes

Online

ePREP Love Takes Learning is online relationship education course approved by the Utah Marriage Commission. Engaged Utah couples can receive a code to take this course for FREE by emailing utahprep@utah.gov.

Who can provide education or counseling to couples?

 Providers of approved marriage education can include:

  • Certified Family Life Educators
  • Licensed Family and Consumer Sciences Educators
  • Instructors approved by a qualifying premarital education curriculum


 Providers of approved premarital counseling include:

  • A licensed mental health professional as identified by law and the Utah Division of Professional Licensing
  • A licensed or ordained minister or the minister's designee who is trained by the minister or denomination to conduct premarital counseling or education

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What are the marriage education requirements?

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 Marriage Education Requirements

  • Couples must complete at least 6 hours of approved premarital education
  • Curriculum must include information on important factors associated with strong and healthy marriages, including: 
    • Commitment in marriage
    • Effective communication
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Avoiding violence and abuse in the relationship

What are the premarital counseling requirements?

 Providers of approved premarital counseling include:

  • A licensed mental health professional as identified by law and the Utah Division of Professional Licensing
  • A licensed or ordained minister or the minister's designee who is trained by the minister or denomination to conduct premarital counseling or education

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I’m a provider of marriage education. How do I find out if my curriculum is approved?

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