Applying for ordination is free and takes only a few minutes. There is no waiting period. Once the application is successfully submitted and you are ordained as an AMM Minister, you can perform a wedding anywhere in the United States as long as you are in compliance with local minister regulations.
Whether or not there are any steps after getting ordained depends on the state where the ceremony is taking place. In most states, you can perform marriage as soon as you are ordained, but it is important to know that some states require ministers to first register with a government office. Here we provide additional information about state regulations: