I know this is an offbeat question, but we've got a friend from Chicago we want to perform our wedding, and he digs the idea, but he's not licensed. Since he doesn't live in FL, I don't think he actually _can_ get licensed. And honestly, I don't want him to pay for said license.
If he never takes a course and never gets licensed, who will know? And what does it really affect? No one's gonna ask him to furnish his officiant card, will they?