Being able to offer certificates to your students is amazing because not only they get to be rewarded for their hard work, but they also have proof of your school’s success in passing knowledge to others. Do you know what is even better? To be able to offer and issue your own personalized certificates in your LearnWorlds courses! Let’s see how, right away:

LearnWorlds uses PDF templates to create user certificates. Those PDF certificates are PDF Forms with fields corresponding to data (e.g. username, course title, etc.) that you need to include in the student certificate. So the first step you need to do is to create/choose the template of your certificate.

Caution: You have to edit the pdf and insert the appropriate Text Fields with names as shown below. Please make sure to keep the file size of the PDF below 1Mb, preferably below 500Kb. Otherwise, the process of issuing a certificate will be very slow leading to students' frustration and potential technical problems.  Also, the names are case-sensitive so check twice before uploading the certificate to your course.

1Visit the website (or similar online PDF editor ) and upload your certificate template as shown below. Choose the "Create a new PDF document"option.

2Click on the "upload" button on the top of your screen and upload your custom certificate template which you have created from scratch (you can create any template you wish with your brand, your logo etc in a Word file and then save it as PDF and upload it on PDF Escape).

3When your file is uploaded click on the “Form Field” tab to insert one.

4Select Type as "Text" and click "Select".

5Choose the area where you would like to insert this Field onto. And give it a proper size to fit your text.

6Right Click on the object and click on "Object Properties"

7Give the correct Certificate Field name (as shown by the table below this screenshot) to the object choosing one from the table below. Preferably set the Alignment property to "Center" so that the text flows nicely.

Supported Certificate fieldsDescription
FullNameThe name of the student
ClassThe course name
AwardedThe date that the certificate was awarded on will appear as "7 Sep 2019"
The date that the certificate was awarded on will appear as 07/09/2019 (day/month/year)
The date that the certificate was awarded on will appear as 09/07/2019 (month/day/year)
ScoreThe score that the students achieved in the final test, in percentage points
The course credits points (this can be setup in the course settings)
A unique identifier (text and numbers) that can be used to identify/track valid certificates
A special field that can be used for showing user input, like a professional registration number etc (available in Learning Center plans and above)
LinkThis link downloads the original certificate locally to their system.

Please note that the PTIN field needs to be enabled from our development team so you can contact us at to enable it for you (available in the Learning Center plan and above).

Also it would be good to set the font size to “Auto” on the top text toolbar of your screen.

Repeat steps 2-7 for each Text Field you would like to insert to your certification

These are the text fields that will be used in this template example.

8When you are finished click on the download icon to save the final .pdf file to your hard disk.

That was easy wasn't it? Well done!!

This is how the certificate will look to your learners

But, what happens if the background color of the certificate template of your choice is black? Worry not! You can change the color of the text to white, via the color option, found next to the font size option:

To see how you can insert it to your course, simply follow this link and scroll to the point where the article shows you how to insert the PDF certificate: