Office of the University Registrar

Validation Instructions

A CeDiploma can be validated online one of two ways:

1. Diploma Validation

  • Where to Validate: Visit the UW CeDiploma Validation Portal
  • What is Required: The 12-digit CeDiD found in the upper corner of the CeDiploma, along with the first two letters of the name as it appears on the Diploma.

Uni of Washington Validation Explanation

2. Digital Signature

  • All CeDiplomas from the University of Washington are digitally signed by CeCredential Trust. When the document is viewed through Adobe Reader or Acrobat versions 9.0 or higher, it will reveal that a Digital Signature has been applied to the document.
  • Adobe Reader and Acrobat use a blue ribbon across the top of the document to indicate document has not been tampered with, and is therefore authentic.

Uni of Washington Digital Signature Explanation

Attention Mac users: When viewing an official electronic diploma from the University of Washington, the software utilizes Adobe’s secure certified PDF technology and therefore may only be viewed using the free Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat 9.0 or higher. The default Mac preview application will not display the document correctly.

Questions or Concerns

For further questions or additional help, please email All inquiries must provide the CeDiD number and name of the alum as it appears on the CeDiploma.