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Are you serious? 4 Free Certificates of Completion?
No, you’re not dreaming, and yes, this is real life. We have put together 4 certificates of completion that you can download, customize and share with your team to show your appreciation, all for free!
What’s in this download?
4 certificate of completion templates that are:
- Customizable (make your own)
- Styled from Classic to Modern
- Custom designed by Lessonly
- Microsoft Word format
How to make your own?
To make your own certificate, simply follow these steps:
- Fill out the form to the right (don’t worry, we hate spam just like everyone else).
- Download certificate templates.
- Edit the text fields in Microsoft Word for the template you want to use.
- Edit the background image using Word’s color and filtering tools.
How to award them?
There are a number of ways to share your certificates when a team member completes a course or a task, but the most popular are to print them (with or without a frame) or to share them electronically via email. If you want to really get in touch with your Millennial-side, share it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
How can I use these templates?
Oh, the possibilities are endless, here are a few ideas, though:
Certificate of Completion
Obviously, this is the primary use for these templates. Use them when an employee or team member completes something. Maybe this is when someone completes a training lesson, or when someone completes an important project.
When someone completes a training lesson, often they feel either tired or drained. We see this a lot and try to overcome it by making lessons more exciting with animated gifs, but even then, sometimes training is just tiring. Keep your team awake and feeling positive about training by sending them a completion certificate when they finish.
Certificate of Achievement
We like certificates of achievement because they tell someone that you noticed their good work and took the time to congratulate them. Give a certificate to praise an achievement when someone has accomplished a large goal, has celebrated a work anniversary, or has outranked the rest in their KPIs.
Certificate of Appreciation
Much like a certificate of achievement, we find that certificates of completion, given in appreciation are most fondly regarded when they are given in surprise. When someone has gone above and beyond in their service, helped others share a burden while the getting was tough, or even helped keep the office looking clean and professional, recognize them a certificate of appreciation to help keep spirits high and reward that behavior.
Certificates of completion can be given out as awards. This is a great way to add the trend of gamification to the workplace. Once the key leaders in your organization latch on and have fun with this concept, it can be a great way to drive engagement and even identify team members who are your key brand advocates.
Certificates of Participation
Not everyone can win every contest. So, if you want to reward everyone, consider giving certificates of participation and certificates of appreciation. Whichever certificate of completion you choose to reward your team will do just the trick for saying “Hey, I’m proud of you.” Everyone loves having a certificate they can take home and hang on their fridge, mantle, or even their office wall to signify a job well-done. With these certificates of participation templates, you can add your own flair and style to the building and share with visitors how proud you are of your team.
What’s different about these certificates?
Downloadable Certificate Templates
All 4 of these custom certificates come packaged in one Microsoft Word document that is available via the form on the right. Once you fill out the form, simply click the “Access Your Resource Here” button on the following page and the document will automatically download to your standard download folder.
Customizable Certificate Templates
We have included text fields within the Word document for each of the fields that could be filled in before printing. Feel free to edit the font size, spacing and typeface to fit your specific needs. Also, edit the images included as the background for each template with the image editing features in Word to change the color, add filters, and more. With the customization possibilities in Word, you could never send out the same certificate twice… if you didn’t want to.
As opposed to just guessing what event you were completing, we decided to set up this resource as certificate templates. This way, you can use your free certificate templates for anything you choose. You could set up a chili cook-off, a longest drive contest, a pumpkin carving contest, a high five contest, a dunk contest, or a simple base-jumping contest.
These certificate of appreciation templates are our way of saying thank you for doing something worthy of appreciation. We don’t know what it is yet, but we hope you share with us what you are going to use your certificates templates for. Sure, we can imagine some pretty crazy things, but it’s great to see pictures of people completing activities and being awarded our certificate of appreciation templates. Send us a picture on twitter @lessonlyapp and show us all you and your team are using these certificates for.
With a certificate of completion template, like in the download above, you can use different ones for different teams. Every team will have their own distinct design and unique style. Get ready to experience certificate templates free of limitations. Feel free to award certificate templates after your learners or team members complete their Lessonly lessons. There isn’t a time where these certificate of completion templates, once adjusted to each situation, won’t perk up your team members’ interests. For example, once your new class makes it through their new employee onboarding, congratulate each of them with their own certificate of training template.
Printable Certificate Templates
As with any Word template or document, simple prepare your certificate for printing and click the “Print” button in the “File” menu. This should open a dialog box that will walk you through the printing process. We recommend printing your certificates on thicker paper or cardstock if it will not be framed. Also, remember to select only the page number you are wishing to print so that you don’t end up wasting A LOT of ink on the other certificates.
There are so many free certificate templates out there, so when we started this project, we knew we wanted to be a little different. With that in mind, we created 4 different border templates and added backgrounds to them. After that, we added custom fonts and templated forms too.
Certificate Templates for Word
We have found that most people would rather have a Word certificate template than just an image, so that’s what we delivered! Each of our 4 certificate templates were created in Microsoft Word so they would be easy to edit and print. In fact, when you download them, they all come in the same Word document so you can see all of the variations without having to open multiple windows.
We chose to go with certificate templates for word because of the common use of Microsoft Office. If you don’t have Office, you can download Open Office to access the templates. Once you download the certificates, you will be able to edit them to be relevant to your learners, employees, students, or teammates and the event that is now completed.
Although these aren’t certified Microsoft templates, word offers you some editing power as to what you would like to say on the certificates. Feel free to change whatever you want on these certificates and share them with your team.
Certificate of Completion Sample
When you offer a certificate of completion sample to your team before the event, there will be a defined finish line for their task. Take these free printable awards and increase morale, engagement, and create a finish line in the office.
What are some famous examples of certificates?
While we’re on the topic of certificates, you might want to check out some of these:
Celebrity Death Certificates
Have you ever wondered about celebrities’ death certificates? Well, go figure, there’s a website dedicated to just that! And, there’s even a book about celebrity death certificates called “Death Certificates of the Rich and Famous.”
Obama Birth Certificate
Of course, we couldn’t bring up famous certificates without bringing up the birth certificate of President Barack Obama. If you have been alive in the past handful of years, you’ve no doubt heard some of the many conspiracy theories around Obama’s heritage. Whether you agree with the theories or not, you can see the White House’s copy here.
Marriage Certificates… Vegas Style
Now, this one is serious, you can have your very own Elvis-style wedding of your dreams and pick up a marriage certificate in the process at the Elvis Chapel in Vegas. Or, if that’s too much work for you, feel free to just drive up at the nearby Drive Up Wedding Window and get hitched before you can say “one Big Mac please.”