Office of the University Registrar

CeDiploma FAQs

Additional information can be found on the CeCredential FAQs webpage.

Where do I get access to my CeDiploma?

You will receive an invitation email with a link to download your credential from our trusted partner, CeCredential Trust® approximately two months after your graduation date. The link in the invitation email will expire after 14 days, if yours expires you can resend yourself a new invitation. You can only send the invitation to your UW email address. If you no longer have access to your UW email address, you will need to contact

I graduated before 2016, can I obtain a CeDiploma?

Currently CeDiplomas are only available for UW graduates beginning in June 2016.

Can I download the CeDiploma? Can I send it via email to others?

Yes, digitally signed CeDiplomas can be downloaded and be sent via email. CeDiplomas will retain the Digital Signature and CeDiD for validation purposes.

How do I know if the CeDiploma I received is valid?

There are two ways to validate an electronic diploma. (This also is noted on the second page of the diploma.)

  1. Validate through the University website, UW CeDiploma Validation Portal or by clicking the link on the second page of the CeDiploma and typing the necessary information where indicated.
  2. Users of Adobe Reader or Acrobat 9.0 or higher will be able to view the Digital Signature which is shown at the top of the PDF, and is part of the overall security of the document. If the Digital Signature shows a Blue Ribbon it means that document has not been tampered with; any other symbol signifies the document cannot be trusted.

Please note: Other PDF/digital readers and some mobile devices may not be able to show the Digital Signature/Blue Ribbon.

Why does the certificate used to digitally sign the documents say CeCredential Trust?

CeCredential Trust is the branded name of the digital signature that the University of Washington’s vendor uses to digitally sign all CeDiplomas.

When I pull up my CeDiploma on my iPhone/iPad it only loads half way on the screen and then a line appears.

This issue is due to the version of the operating system on the tablet or mobile device, or the PDF viewer that the browser is using to open the CeDiploma. In the case of the iPhone/iPad, updating to the most recent iOS operating system usually solves the problem.

I am using a web browser to open the PDF but it will not open properly.

The CeDiploma is best viewed in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Some features may not be available when viewed in a web browser’s default viewer. Please change the default viewer in the web browser so that it utilizes Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

I have a hold on my record. Can I receive my CeDiploma?

Requests from current or former students with unmet obligations to the University (e.g., holds) cannot be honored. To resolve financial holds, first contact Student Fiscal Services.