Guidelines for exemption from ongoing professional development requirements
Under section 57 of the Marriage Regulations 2017, Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants can apply for an exemption from their annual Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) requirements.
Exemptions from OPD are only available by applying to the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants. You must be able to satisfy the Registrar that due to exceptional circumstances you will be unable to comply with your requirement to complete OPD in that calendar year. Applications must be made in the calendar year for which the exemption is requested (ie before 31 December).