Free Graduation Certificate Templates

Free Graduation Certificate Templates:
12 Awesome Designs

Graduate certificates are credentials that prove someone completed a specialized education program: course, training, seminar, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

A modern graduation certificate needs to hold value both in print and online — and that’s exactly what you’ll find here!

Our graduation certificate templates are free, adjustable, easy to work through, and designed to fit multiple purposes, even outside the typical higher education purposes.

Below we have 12 unique certificate templates, two of each:


We’ll also describe what each needs to contain to be valid, to help you fine-tune these certificates to your liking. ⭐

#1 Universal Graduation Certificate Templates

Let’s start with blank graduation certificate templates you can use in any way you’d like:

If you want something less colorful but still cheerful, the next one retains the whimsy but is easier on the eyes:

Universal Graduation Certificate Templates — Necessary Elements

Regardless of their specific use case, each graduation certificate should contain:

- Issuer logo;
- Title:
Graduation Certificate;
- Recipient’s full name and title, if necessary;
- Recipient’s image:
it’s not necessary, but can add a nice touch of personalization;
- Recipient’s full name (and title, if necessary);
- Description:
what the recipient achieved to be awarded the certificate, and what does it mean to own the certificate;
- Date and place;
- Signature and printed name of the issuer.

#2 Graduation Certificate Templates for Kindergarten

You don’t exactly “graduate” from kindergarten, but why not celebrate still?

Here we have two kindergarten certificate templates; the first one is streamlined and a bit more “serious.”


In case you want something more fun and kid-friendly, try a nature-themed kindergarten certificate:

Kindergarten Certificate Templates — Necessary Elements

Certificates for kindergarten should include:

- Kindergarten logo;
- A congratulatory title;
- Recipient’s image
(if possible);
- Recipient’s full name;
- Description:
stating that the recipient completed their kindergarten education;
- Date and place;
- Signature and printed name of the issuer.

#3 Graduation Certificate Templates for Preschool

Similar to kindergarten, preschool certificate templates can be a little more fun than the grownup-ones. 

Our sea-themed certificate templates for preschool do the trick:

The other preschool certificate version is adorned with rainbow and brighter sky:

Preschool Certificate Templates — Necessary Elements

Make a complete, valid certificate for preschoolers by including:
- Preschool logo;
- Title:
Graduation Certificate, or something congratulatory;
- Recipient’s image
(if possible);
- Recipient’s full name;
- Description:
stating that the recipient completed their preschool;
- Date and place;
- Signature and printed name of the issuer.



#4 Graduation Certificate Templates for Elementary School

These certificate templates for elementary school can be used at the end of the school year or school as a whole, but you can adjust them and award certificates for:

- Student competitions;
- Science shows;
- Other achievements.

Both are formal, but not too serious, so you can use them for other purposes as well:


Elementary School Certificate Templates — Necessary Elements

Graduation certificates for elementary schools should include:

- Elementary school logo;
- Title:
Graduation Certificate;
- Recipient’s image
(if possible);
- Recipient’s full name;
- Description:
stating that the recipient completed their elementary school;
- Date and place;
- Signature and printed name of the issuer.

#5 Graduation Certificate Templates for College Students

Here are two college certificate templates you can award to students: a classic one, and a modern one:

Graduation Certificate Templates for College — Necessary Elements

Graduation certificates for college students should include:

- College logo;
- Title:
Graduation Certificate;
- Recipient’s image:
for personalization, if possible;
- Recipient’s full name;
- Description:
a quote confirming that the recipient completed their college education and now has a specific title (BA, BSc, MA, MSc, or Ph.D.);
- Date and place;
- Signature and printed name of the issuer;
- College seal.

#6 Graduation Certificate Templates for Courses

Last (but not least), we’ve made certificate templates for courses.

The first one is artistic and elegant — a perfect certificate template for photography, fashion design, or even cooking:


The second one is modern and vibrant, fitting for tech and marketing pros:

Course Certificate Templates — Necessary Elements

- Issuer logo;
- Title: Graduation Certificate;
- Recipient’s image:
not necessary, but adds a personal touch;
- Recipient’s full name;
- Description:
a short description of new skills and knowledge the recipient now has and what does mean to hold the certificate in question;
- Date and place;
- Signature and printed name of the issuer
.

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

Anja Milovanović

Anja Milovanović

Writer
February 07, 2022
5 min

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