Dr. D'Arienzo, the original Online Minnesota Premarital Preparation Education Course Provider since 2013. Course led by an actual Clinical Psychologist and Relationship Expert who works with couples in person every day! Bonus Material Included from Dr. D'Arienzo's New Book: Mate Value Assessment and More!

Minnesota Premarital Preparation Online Video Course

Developed by Board Certified Psychologist and Relationship Expert

Our Course is LGBTQ+ Affirmative! Beware the "Minister" Who Disingenuosly Suggests His Course is Free! He Charges for the Certificate You Need for the Court House and His Certificate Costs More than Our Course, and He is Not a Psychologist or a Relationship Expert!

Make Money by Taking Our Course

  • Cost of Minnesota Marriage License

    $115.00
  • Cost of Marriage License After Our Course

    $40.00
  • Minnesota Marriage License Savings by Completing Our Course

    $75.00

Taking Our Course Also Leads to Loving Each Other More!

  • The least expensive course.
  • The best premarital course and only one developed by an actual psychologist and marriage expert.
  • Course can be completed together virtually or by phone if you are in separate residences.
  • Course is self-paced and takes 12 hours to complete per Minnesota state requirements.

D’Arienzo Psychology through DP Ministries is Qualified to offer you this course!

Minnesota Premarital Preparation Online Video Course: Saving You Money and Teaching You About Love!

Our Minnesota Premarital Course is both LGBT and Straight Friendly

Welcome to the Official $30 Minnesota Premarital Counseling Program Online Course (SAVE $75 on MN Marriage License), where Minnesota comes for online premarital education and preparation counseling to prepare for their marriages and to save money. Did you know in the state of Minnesota, its citizens can participate in a 12-hour premarital preparation counseling online course and save lots of money on the marriage license application fee.

In addition to being an ordained minister at DP Ministries, I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and a premarital expert. As a recognized minister in the state of Minnesota, I am able to administer your Minnesota Premarital Education Course.

Again, a marriage license in Minnesota costs $115 without a course certificate. By taking our Minnesota premarital course, your cost for your marriage license is $40. Our course costs $30.00. By taking our course you will increase the chances of your marital success and save $75 on your marriage license. Just bring our certificate to the courthouse when you apply for your marriage license and enjoy the savings and learn a lot about yourselves and each other. Again, by taking our course, you will save $75 dollars off your marriage license.

What Does the State Statute Say about the Requirements for the Minnesota Premarital Course?

According to Minnesota 517.08 Application For License,  the civil marriage license fee for parties who have completed at least 12 hours of premarital education is $40. In order to qualify for the reduced license fee, the parties must submit at the time of applying for the civil marriage license a statement that is signed, dated, and notarized or marked with a church seal from the person who provided the premarital education on their letterhead confirming that it was received. The premarital education must be provided by a licensed or ordained minister  (Dr. D’Arienzo is an ordained minister) or the minister’s designee, a person authorized to solemnize civil marriages under section 517.18, or a person authorized to practice marriage and family therapy under section 148B.33. The education must include the use of a premarital inventory and the teaching of communication and conflict management skills.

517.08 APPLICATION FOR LICENSE in Minnesota

(b) The civil marriage license fee for parties who have completed at least 12 hours of premarital education is $40. In order to qualify for the reduced license fee, the parties must submit at the time of applying for the civil marriage license a statement that is signed, dated, and notarized or marked with a church seal from the person who provided the premarital education on their letterhead confirming that it was received. The premarital education must be provided by a licensed or ordained minister or the minister’s designee, a person authorized to solemnize civil marriages under section 517.18, or a person authorized to practice marriage and family therapy under section 148B.33. The education must include the use of a premarital inventory and the teaching of communication and conflict management skills.(c) The statement from the person who provided the premarital education under paragraph (b) must be in the following form:”I, …………………….. (name of the educator), confirm that …………………….. (names of both parties) received at least 12 hours of premarital education that included the use of a premarital inventory and the teaching of communication and conflict management skills. I am a licensed or ordained minister, a person authorized to solemnize civil marriages under Minnesota Statutes, section 517.18, or a person licensed to practice marriage and family therapy under Minnesota Statutes, section 148B.33.”The names of the parties in the educator’s statement must be identical to the legal names of the parties as they appear in the civil marriage license application.

Notwithstanding section 138.17, the educator’s statement must be retained for seven years, after which time it may be destroyed.(d) If section 259.13 applies to the request for a civil marriage license, the local registrar shall grant the civil marriage license without the requested name change. Alternatively, the local registrar may delay the granting of the civil marriage license until the party with the conviction:(1) certifies under oath that 30 days have passed since service of the notice for a name change upon the prosecuting authority and, if applicable, the attorney general and no objection has been filed under section 259.13; or(2) provides a certified copy of the court order granting it. The parties seeking the civil marriage license shall have the right to choose to have the license granted without the name change or to delay its granting pending further action on the name change request.§Subd. 1c.Disposition of license fee.

(a) Of the civil marriage license fee collected pursuant to subdivision 1b, paragraph (a), $25 must be retained by the county. The local registrar must pay $90 to the commissioner of management and budget to be deposited as follows:(1) $55 in the general fund;(2) $3 in the state government special revenue fund to be appropriated to the commissioner of public safety for parenting time centers under section 119A.37;(3) $2 in the special revenue fund to be appropriated to the commissioner of health for developing and implementing the MN ENABL program under section 145.9255;(4) $25 in the special revenue fund is appropriated to the commissioner of employment and economic development for the displaced homemaker program under section 116L.96; and(5) $5 in the special revenue fund, which is appropriated to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Minnesota couples on the brink project under section 137.32.(b) Of the $40 fee under subdivision 1b, paragraph (b), $25 must be retained by the county. The local registrar must pay $15 to the commissioner of management and budget to be deposited as follows:(1) $5 as provided in paragraph (a), clauses (2) and (3); and(2) $10 in the special revenue fund is appropriated to the commissioner of employment and economic development for the displaced homemaker program under section 116L.96.

Subd. 4.Report.

The local registrar of each county shall annually report to the Department of Health the number of civil marriage licenses issued in the county for which the fee in subdivision 1b, paragraph (a), was paid and the number for which the fee in subdivision 1b, paragraph (c), was paid.

How it Works – Payment & Course Instruction

  1. Click on the Click Here to Purchase button above and below to make your secure payment (Paypal or credit card). We utilize an e-commerce site called Woocommerce which accepts credit cards and Paypal. If you are concerned about online payments, you may also contact our office directly at (904) 379-8094 to make a payment during regular business hours (9-5) Monday through Friday. Both options are secure and quick methods to get started. Please note that payment for any of our online courses are non-refundable unless you accidentally purchase more than one.
  2. Once payment has been received for the course, you will receive an automatic email with the password and the login page, or you can use the password sent to you and click here: Login to the Minnesota Premarital Preparation Course Login Page or at https://www.drdarienzo.com under the courses tab.
  3. After logging in with the password, you will have one year to complete the course. Minnesota law requires that you spend 12 hours on the premarital course. Our Online Minnesota premarital course is structured to be completed with exercises and takes 12 hours if completed as instructed. Please follow the Minnesota statute by spending at least 12 hours on the course. Once you have finished reading through the material, watching the videos, and completing the exercises, you will need to take a short easy quiz. Please take your time and fill out the information accurately. After the quiz has been submitted, we will be notified, and we will mail you your Official Minnesota Premarital Education Course Certificate Form within one business day. It often takes three to four days for mail to reach Minnesota so please plan ahead. In the event you need your certificate, earlier, we can overnight it but there will be an additional charge. Call us with any questions you may have.

What are the Benefits of Our Course in Addition to Saving You Money?

  • Learn how to be more intimate and potentially improve your sex life.
  • Decrease your chance of divorce and conflict.
  • Learn how to improve your compatibility and communication together.
  • Learn how to resolve arguments, conflicts, and disagreements.
  • Learn about your future spouse's dreams, desires, and goals.
  • Learn more about your personality and your future spouse's personality.
  • Learn how to resolve financial matters and learn how to better budget.
  • Learn even more about yourself and your future spouse and about marriage!

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Testimonials

  • D'Arienzo Clint

    "Thanks Dr. D'Arienzo. I did not know that I have both passive and aggressive tendencies. I'm fixing both because of this course. My wife said she can see a difference of taking this course."

  • D'Arienzo Amanda

    "Great course!. I learned that anger was learned through my childhood and watching others, and not being able to separate the emotions that triggers anger. Now I have the answers to change my life"

  • D'Arienzo George

    "Easy to understand, got my certificate quickly for my court case. Judge approved of it."

  • Christie Christie M.

    "Thank goodness a premarital course like this is offered. The exercises were practical. I used the friendship ones with my best friend too."

Authorized in All 87 Minnesota Counties

Find information about where to get a marriage license and research venues in your county

  • Aitkin County
  • Anoka County
  • Becker County
  • Beltrami County
  • Benton County
  • Big Stone County
  • Blue Earth County
  • Brown County
  • Carlton County
  • Carver County
  • Cass County
  • Chippewa County
  • Chisago County
  • Clay County
  • Clearwater County
  • Cook County
  • Cottonwood County
  • Crow Wing County
  • Dakota County
  • Dodge County
  • Douglas County
  • Faribault County
  • Fillmore County
  • Freeborn County
  • Goodhue County
  • Grant County
  • Hennepin County
  • Houston County
  • Hubbard County
  • Isanti County
  • Itasca County
  • Jackson County
  • Kanabec County
  • Kandiyohi County
  • Kittson County
  • Koochiching County
  • Lac qui Parle County
  • Lake County
  • Lake of the Woods County
  • Le Sueur County
  • Lincoln County
  • Lyon County
  • Mahnomen County
  • Marshall County
  • Martin County
  • McLeod County
  • Meeker County
  • Mille Lacs County
  • Morrison County
  • Mower County
  • Murray County
  • Nicollet County
  • Nobles County
  • Norman County
  • Olmsted County
  • Otter Tail County
  • Pennington County
  • Pine County
  • Pipestone County
  • Polk County
  • Pope County
  • Ramsey County
  • Red Lake County
  • Redwood County
  • Renville County
  • Rice County
  • Rock County
  • Roseau County
  • Scott County
  • Sherburne County
  • Sibley County
  • St. Louis County
  • Stearns County
  • Steele County
  • Stevens County
  • Swift County
  • Todd County
  • Traverse County
  • Wabasha County
  • Wadena County
  • Waseca County
  • Washington County
  • Watonwan County
  • Wilkin County
  • Winona County
  • Wright County
  • Yellow Medicine County

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About Dr. Justin D'Arienzo

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist,
a distinction held by only five percent of psychologists nationally.

Dr. D'Arienzo completed his undergraduate degree at Furman University and the University of North Florida, a master's and doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University, his psychology internship at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center and psychology residency at Pensacola Naval Hospital.

Once a licensed psychologist, he began his career as a US Navy Psychologist holding such positions as the Director of Psychological Services, Joint Medical Group/Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Director of Psychological Services and the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program, USS KITTY HAWK Carrier Strike of the Pacific Fleet, Behavioral Health Clinic Department Head, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Florida.

Since leaving the Navy in 2008, he established D'Arienzo Psychological Group. He is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist specializing in independent psychological evaluations, social investigations, parental fitness evaluations, parenting coordination, family mediation, and reunification therapy. He has been qualified as an expert witness to testify in civil and criminal cases at the state (Florida and Tennessee) and federal levels and in the military court system.

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