Free certificate of completion template you can customize online before you print. There are many designs available. You can edit all text and add a logo or image.
You can edit the title of each template. For example, instead of “Certificate of Completion” you can write “Certificate of Substantial Completion” or “Training Completion Certificate”. On the templates, with colored ribbons, you can also select the award ribbon.
A certificate of completion is often awarded by a school, organization, or institution for completing a course, class or academic program. Present the award to students for passing the course or for attending if they required no examination. Most institutions require a minimum level of attendance to be eligible. When it is used for course completion, add the details of the course, the name of the institution, and the number of hours studied.
What information should a certificate of completion template include?
You can customize the award in any way you see fit. However, we suggest that you include the following information: the name of the institution presenting the award, the name of the recipient, the name of the course or program completed, the signature of the person with authority to issue the certificate, and the date. You can add additional information such as the level achieved, the duration of the program, or a summary of the syllabus. To create a professional-looking template include your school or institution’s logo. To add a logo, click on the image icon.
If you are creating a specific award such as a certificate of training completion then you will want to write a short description of what was included in the training. You might want to add the number of hours, the topics covered and any certification received.
Who can use these certificates of completion?
- A school or institution for completing a course of study or a program.
- An organization or company for completing on-the-job training.
- Teachers for completing a school year or a project or assignment.
- Parents to award for kids for completing chores or tasks.
- Schools to award students for completing high school, middle school, or primary school.
What are the criteria to be eligible?
It really depends on the organization and the length of the program. Many institutes require 75% to 80% attendance to qualify. Others require at least 90%.
What if I don’t find a suitable certificate template on this page?
There are many certificate templates on this site that you can customize for any purpose. If you did not find a certificate you liked on this page, then you can create your own certificate template with any text. Open our certificate maker to edit any template.
Sample completion certificate template printables created with the free certificate app:
These are two samples but the possibilities are endless since you can choose any certificate border, any ribbon, and any font. You can also edit the text.
How to Make a Blank Certificate of Completion
If you want a blank certificate you can easily delete the text on each template. To delete text, click on the text box and then click on the trash can in the bottom left corner. You will need to do this for each line of text.
If you prefer you can use our free printable certificate borders that are blank.