Free Certificate of Appreciation Templates

Best Free Certificate of Appreciation Templates:
12 Ready Examples for 2022

Wish to express your gratitude and appreciation to someone?

With our pre-made, free certificate of appreciation templates, it will only take a minute or two — no matter how many people you wish to award!

Below, you’ll find 12 expertly designed templates for appreciation certificates:


Additionally, we’ll list and explain the key items each of these certificates of appreciation need to contain — no matter the customization, purpose and style.

#1 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Employees

Employee appreciation certificates are a no-brainer, an easy way to express your admiration and acknowledge their hard work.

You can award these certificates to your employees with or without additional prizes, but they are sure to put smiles on their faces and make them extra motivated!

Certificate of Appreciation Template for Employees — Necessary Elements

Each certificate of appreciation for employees should have:

- Company name and logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Recipient’s full name — the picture is optional but nice to have;
- The reason for awarding the employee — elaborating what they did to deserve the reward;
- If they’re receiving a material compensation (or something else) in addition to the certificate, reference it below the explanation;
- List the names of people issuing the certificate;
- Award date and place.

#2 Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Students (two variants)

Competition wins, successful program completion, involvement in different causes, or just to give them something to remember you by; these templates are easy to adjust and have a neat, eye-pleasing and professional vibe to them, great for any use.

Because there are dozens of achievements you can award the students for, we’ll give you two designs for certificates of appreciation for students.

Here’s the first one:

And here’s another student appreciation certificate variant:

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Students — Necessary Elements

In order to create perfect certificates of appreciation for students, you’ll need to jot down this info:

- School/educational institution name and logo;
- Student’s full name — and picture, if possible;
- Display of appreciation/admiration, stating the reason they’ve received the certificate;
- A description of additional rewards, if received;
- Issuer names and institution logos;
- Award date and place.

#3 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Guest Speakers

A dedicated certificate serves as a verification of their presence, and a thank-you note for participation in one.

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Guest Speakers — Necessary Elements

To make these certificates worthwhile, be sure to include:

- Event logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Guest speaker’s full name (and photo, if possible);
- A thank-you note for their speech or lecture;
- Full name and signature of the certificate issuer;
- Logo of the issuing company/institution/organization;
- Date and place.

#4 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Volunteers

Volunteers give you the most valuable resource they own: their time.

In return, you should award them with knowledge, new skills, connections, experience — and a certificate that proves they’ve been involved.

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Volunteers — Necessary Elements

A recipe for a good certificate for volunteers contains:

- Issuer logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Recipient full name (photo is optional);
- A thank-you note for their effort, combined with a brief description of their work;
- Logo of the event/organization they’ve helped;
- Date and place.

#5 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Seminar

Verify the seminar attendance, lecturers or listeners with our aesthetically pleasing, yet professional (and free 😉) certificate of appreciation for seminars.

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Seminar — Necessary Elements

Fill our seminar certificate template with these elements for a complete picture:

- Issuer logo;
- Seminar logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Recipient full name (photo is optional);
- A thank-you note for their attendance/lecture;
- Date and place.

#6 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Donations

Hand these appreciation certificates to donors and philanthropists who’ve helped you, to show your gratitude.

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Donations — Necessary Elements

- Your/your company/organization logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Donor full name/company/organization name and logo);
- A thank-you note for their contribution (note the amount they’ve donated as well);
- A description of how their donation helps you or the cause you represent;
- Date (and place, if necessary).

#7 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Company

Need professional certificates of appreciation for companies that still look modern and fresh?

Look no further — this is just the right thing for you:

Whether you’re thanking them for their help, expertise, donation, or contribution to the community, this one will fit with minimal to no tweaks on your part.

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Companies — Necessary Elements

Here’s what to put on a certificate of appreciation for companies:

- Your name and logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Recipient’s title and company logo;
- The reason for awarding the company — describing what they did to deserve the reward;
- If they’re receiving a form of physical/financial award in addition to the certificate, reference it below the explanation;
- Award date and place.

#8 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Participation

Not everyone can win, but each attempt is a win in itself and worth a praise — show it with our certificate of appreciation for participants:

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Companies — Necessary Elements

Here’s what to put on a certificate of appreciation for companies:

- Your name and logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Recipient’s title and company logo;
- The reason for awarding the company — describing what they did to deserve the reward;
- If they’re receiving a form of physical/financial award in addition to the certificate, reference it below the explanation;
- Award date and place.

#9 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Sports

The classic, tasteful certificate design we’ve prepared below matches the spirit of any sport: 

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Sports — Necessary Elements

The sports certificate elements are as follows:

- Issuer name/logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);Recipient’s full name, position, and team;
- A thank you note for joining the sports event;
- The game they’ve played with it’s date, place, and stadium/hall;
- Award date and place.

#10 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Lecturers

Show the appreciation for the lecturers who taught at your program with this certificate:

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Lecturers — Necessary Elements

A valid certificate of appreciation for lecturers contains:

- Your name and logo;
- Program name;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Recipient’s title, full name and image, if available;
- A thank-you note for their lecture;
- Award date and place.

#11 Certificate of Appreciation Template for Sponsorship

Sponsors’ logos usually appear on stands, promotional material, and banners — but you can go a step further and award them with certificates of appreciation for their help.

We suggest you use this free certificate template for sponsors:

Certificate of Appreciation Templates for Sponsorships — Necessary Elements

- Your/your company/organization logo;
- Title (Certificate of Appreciation);
- Sponsor full name/company/organization name and logo);
- A thank-you note for their contribution;
- A description of how their sponsorship helped;
- Date (and place, if necessary).

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Check out our certificate template library for any occasion and enjoy the ease of certificate issuing.

Anja Milovanović

Writer
January 31st, 2022
5 min

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