Certified Electronic Diploma

A certified electronic diploma is an official, portable, and secure PDF version of your diploma that can be shared with employers, agencies, licensing boards, educational institutions: anyone who needs to verify your achievement.

Certified electronic diplomas are available, at no cost, to students whose UW–Madison degree was awarded in December 2015 or after.

Your CeDiploma gives you:

  • Instant proof of education — An official, portable, and verifiable electronic version of your accomplishment.
  • Unlimited downloads for life — Easily share, as many times as you like with family, friends, credentialing boards, recruiters
  • The quickest way to connect on LinkedIn — A great advantage with your job search.

How to Access Your Digital Diploma or Certificate:

You will receive an email with a link to download your credential when it is available from our trusted partner, CeCredential Trust®. To request a new download link, please use the CeCredential Trust site to resend the link.

Validate a CeDiploma®

Screenshot showing location of the 12-digit CeDID (id number for certified electronic diploma)
To verify that the degree information matches your official UW–Madison academic records, use the 12-digit CeDID in the form below. This ID is in the upper left corner of the CeDiploma®.


An Apostille may neither be required nor necessary. The CeDiploma has legal standing, is non-repudiating, and can be validated here to provide absolute confidence in the credential’s authenticity.

Key Benefits

More than a paper credential

  • An official, secure and verifiable PDF version of your accomplishment!

Different from a transcript

  • Unlimited sharing with family, friends, employers and social media.
  • Proof of education with only the important details.
  • Simple for employers to read and understand.

Better than an eDiploma

  • Each credential provides a unique 12-digit CeDiD*.
  • The CeDiD allows for instant proof of your accomplishment using Validation Services.

Enhances your resume

  • Expedite the verification process by providing your CeDiD and validation URL on your resume.

*CeDiD (Certified Electronic Document Identifier)

Highly Secure

  • Each CeDiploma and/or CeCertificate can be independently validated here by future employers, State Government Licensing Agencies and any other entity that wishes to validate your achievement.
  • The document is digitally signed and encrypted, providing greater trust and acceptance.
  • For security reasons, the electronic credential cannot be printed.

Note: A credential may not be available for all conferral dates.

For additional information about the Certified Electronic Credential and its features, please visit cecredentialtrust.com

Watch an Overview video to learn more!

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