An award certificate has many uses. The award certificate wording used on the certificate can vary based on the situation. Each of our free certificate templates comes with sample wording however, you might want to replace the sample text with your own text.
Certificate of Appreciation Wording
The most commonly used format for a certificate of appreciation has the wording “Certificate of Appreciation” at the top of the certificate and centered on the page. Below this, the standard format includes “Presented to” with the recipient’s name, followed by “Presented by” and the name of the certificate issuer. The date and signature go at the bottom.
Here are some sample certificate of appreciation words for various purposes:
Generic Certificate of Appreciation
This type of certificate is a go-to document that can work in nearly any type of situation where you want to recognize what someone has accomplished. It can be used for schools, sports, or in a professional setting. The generic certificate of achievement should list the name of the recipient along with the name of the person or organization awarding the certificate. It should also have a brief explanation of why the certificate is being awarded. It’s also important to include the date of the award. Many people also like to add the location of the award, especially if the certificate is being presented at a special event.
Certificate of Appreciation for Employees
A certificate of appreciation for employees is similar to the generic certificate. But because you’re using it to award employees for specific goals met on the job, it gives you the option to customize the certificate for your particular business. You can add a background that represents your company’s colors or motto. This type of certificate also allows you to customize the text based on the specific achievement of the employee.
Certificate of Appreciation Wording for Employees
- This award certificate is presented to [Recipent’s Name] with great appreciation for your extraordinary service and dedication at [Company Name].
- Presented to [Recipent’s Name] for her valuable contribution toward the successful implementation of our company’s excellent quality assurance programs.
- Awarded to [Recipent’s Name] in appreciation of the outstanding service rendered as field consultant for our company’s corporate planning division.
- This certificate is awarded to [Recipent’s Name] in recognition of valuable service in the Legal Department. We sincerely appreciate your contribution to our company’s success.
- Presented to [Recipent’s Name] in recognition of his outstanding performance and dedicated service while serving as president of the Marketing Division. Your valued contribution to our company is a constant source of pride.
- Presented to [Recipent’s Name] in appreciation of your diligence, dedication, and efforts.
Years of service certificate wording
- This is to certify that [Employee’s Full Name] Has completed [Number of Years of Service] of Outstanding Service To [Organization Name]. In recognition of your unwavering commitment, dedication, and exceptional contributions over the years. Your steadfast loyalty and hard work have played a significant role in our success and growth. We express our deepest appreciation for your continued support and service. Your enthusiasm and dedication have inspired us all.
- In Recognition of [Number of Years of Service] Years of Dedication and Commitment. This certificate is awarded to acknowledge your exceptional service and unwavering dedication to [Organization Name]. Your journey with us has been marked by excellence and a commitment to our shared goals. Throughout your tenure, you have consistently demonstrated the values of [Organization Name] and have been an inspiration to your colleagues. Your contributions have been invaluable to our success, and we are truly grateful. We extend our heartfelt appreciation and look forward to many more years of collaboration and achievement together.
- Certificate of Appreciation Presented to [Employee’s Full Name] In Recognition of [Number of Years of Service]. Your dedication and commitment to [Organization Name] have been truly remarkable. Thank you for your valuable contributions and continued service.
- This certificate is awarded to [Employee’s Full Name]. In recognition of [Number of Years of Service]. Your loyalty and dedication have made a lasting impact on [Organization Name]. We appreciate your years of service and commitment.
Certificate of Appreciation Wording for Volunteers
- Awarded to [Recipent’s Name] for volunteering to serve as a community developer with [Organization Name]. Your time and effort is much appreciated.
- This certificate is awarded to [Recipent’s Name] for your dedication, hard work, and efforts in [Name of the program].
- Awarded to [Recipent’s Name] for dedicating time and effort as a [Position] with [Company Name]. We will always appreciate your input.
- This certificate is awarded to [Recipent’s Name] for serving as a volunteer in the capacity of [position title]. We appreciate your dedication, hard work, and efforts.
- Awarded to [Recipent’s Name] for outstanding efforts in the volunteer program.
Certificate of Recognition Wording
The certificate of recognition has a similar format to the certificate of appreciation. Important items like the names and the reason for the certificate are centered on the page and in large print. The date and signature of the issuing party are in smaller print at the bottom.
Sample Certificate of Recognition Text
Here are some recognition award wording examples:
- This is to certify that [Recipent’s Name] has shown exceptional performance in our training program. The skills and knowledge she demonstrated are an important contribution to the success of our program.
- Proudly awarded to [Recipent’s Name] for being a member of the board of directors of [company name] for ten years now. Your efforts are highly appreciated.
- This is to certify that [Recipent’s Name] has shown exceptional performance in our PR training program. We wish you all the best for a successful career ahead!
- This certificate has been awarded to [name] for exceptional performance in the customer service department. The skills and knowledge she demonstrated are an important contribution to the success of our company.
- Presented to [Recipent’s Name] for showing outstanding accomplishments in our sales department.
Generic Certificate of Recognition
A generic certificate of recognition can be used for school, work, or any situation where you want to recognize someone’s efforts. It provides a tangible document to show what the recipient did to be recognized. The document should include the reason for the award, along with the names of the recipient and the person issuing the award.
Student certificate of recognition
A student certificate of recognition has a similar design to the generic option but is specially designed to recognize academic achievements. It includes all the information previously mentioned, but may also include the grade of the student, the subject in which they are being recognized, and other personal information specific to the circumstances.
Sample award certificate wording:
- This certificate is awarded to [Student Name] for outstanding performance in class.
- This certificate is presented to [Student Name] for commendable and consistent progress in all his/her classes.
- The principal, teachers, and the students of [School Name] are proud to present this certificate to [Student Name] for excellent performance in all her subjects.
- Awarded to [Student Name] by [School Name], in recognition of outstanding performance and participation in sports during the year 2022-2023
- Presented to [Student Name] for the commendable and consistent progress in all her/his classes.
Certificate of Completion
A certificate of completion is designed to provide proof that someone completed a course, a program, or an event. These certificates can be used in a professional setting, for school courses, or for other uses. They have the same basic information with the reason for the certificate at the top, usually in bold and noticeable font, with the names of the recipient and issuer centered underneath.
Generic certificate of completion
A generic certificate of completion shows that the recipient completed an assigned task, class, course, or another event. The generic certificate can be used in many situations and it allows you to customize the document based on the event. These certificates are simple to make and can include as little or as much information based on the circumstances. A certificate of completion should include the date the task was completed along with some basic info on what was accomplished.
Certificate of Achievement Wording
Certificate of Achievement Wording Examples
- This certificate is proudly presented to [name] for an honorable achievement in [title]
- This is to certify that [Recipent’s Name] has performed exemplary in [achievement or task title].
- Our organization is honored to award [Recipent’s Name] full certification as an [title].
- Proudly awarded to [Recipent’s Name] in recognition of the outstanding performance and [title] achievement throughout the [title] period.
- This certificate has been presented to [Recipent’s Name] for becoming the first [title]. We thank him/her a lot for the contribution he/she has made to make our cause successful and wish him/her the best in his/her future endeavors.
- This award is presented to [Recipent’s Name] for outstanding achievement in [title] during the [event name] held at [place] from [date] to [date].
Sample Winner Certificate Text
- This certificate has been awarded to [Recipent’s Name] for sailing above the competition to become the winner in [competition name] held at [place] on [date].
- This is to certify that [Recipent’s Name] took the winning position during the [contest name] held at [place]
- This certificate is awarded to [Recipent’s Name] for winning the [contest name] that took place at [location] from [date] – [date].
- This certificate has been presented to [name] for taking first place during the [year] [competition name] held at [location].
- This certificate is presented to [Recipent’s Name] in recognition of his/her outstanding effort in [competition name].
Certificate of Excellence Wording
Here are some certificate of excellence wording examples:
1. Academic Achievement:
This Certificate of Excellence is proudly presented to[Student’s Name]
in recognition of outstanding academic achievement during the [School Year/Semester]
Your dedication to learning, exemplary performance, and commitment to excellence have set you apart as a shining example for others to follow.
Certificate of Academic Excellence
This certificate is awarded to[Student’s Name]
in recognition of outstanding academic achievement during the[School Year/Semester]
In appreciation of your dedication to learning, exemplary performance, and commitment to excellence, we hereby acknowledge your exceptional accomplishments.
Subjects/Courses: [List the subjects or courses where excellence was demonstrated]
Achievements: [Specify any notable achievements, such as top grades, awards, or honors]
Your unwavering pursuit of knowledge and your consistent pursuit of excellence have set a commendable standard for your peers to aspire to. Your academic achievements are a testament to your hard work and dedication.
Presented on this [Date] day of [Month], [Year] [Signature Line] [Principal’s Name or School Official’s Name] [Title or Position] [School Name]
2. Employee Performance:
This Certificate of Excellence is awarded to[Employee’s Name]
in appreciation of your exceptional dedication, exemplary performance, and unwavering commitment to our organization’s success.
Your hard work and dedication have consistently exceeded expectations, making a significant impact on our team and our mission.
3. Volunteer Service:
Presented to[Volunteer’s Name]
in gratitude for your selfless dedication and outstanding contribution to our community.
Your tireless efforts and unwavering commitment have made a meaningful difference in the lives of many.
4. Sports or Athletic Achievement:
This Certificate of Excellence is proudly awarded to[Athlete’s Name]
for demonstrating extraordinary skill, sportsmanship, and determination in [Sport/Activity].
Your hard work, perseverance, and dedication to your sport have led to remarkable achievements that inspire us all.
5. Leadership and Innovation:
Presented to[Recipient’s Name]
in recognition of your exceptional leadership, innovative thinking, and invaluable contributions to our organization.
Your vision, dedication, and commitment to excellence have paved the way for success and growth.
6. Artistic or Creative Achievement:
This Certificate of Excellence is presented to[Artist’s Name]
for demonstrating outstanding creativity, artistic talent, and a commitment to excellence in [Art Form].
Your artistry and passion have enriched our lives and the world around us.
7. Customer Service Excellence:
This Certificate of Excellence is awarded to[Employee’s Name]
for consistently providing exceptional customer service and exceeding customer expectations.
Your dedication to delivering outstanding service has made a lasting positive impression on our customers and our organization.
Feel free to customize the wording to suit the individual or organization you are recognizing and to add any relevant details such as the date and signatures.
How to Change the Award Wording
When you open our free certificate maker, you will see sample award wording for each template. To change the award wording, double-click on the text and replace it with your own text.