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Certified Electronic Credential Overview

The University of Delaware is proud to offer the Certified Electronic Diploma.

The Certified Electronic Diplomas are optional for students to purchase and all UD graduates are still issued a free paper diploma. Certified Electronic Diplomas are not available for alumni who earned their degrees prior to Fall 2014. Certified Electronic Diplomas are not intended to be printed.

Watch an Overview video to learn more!

How to Access Your Digital Diploma or Certificate

  1. Upcoming Graduates, see our Graduation & Diplomas page for the Diploma Order date for your graduation term.
  2. After your diploma is ordered, you will receive an email with a link to purchase and download your Certified Electronic Diploma when it is available from our trusted partner, CeCredential Trust®.
  3. You will be prompted to make payment. There at $10.95 charge for this service.
  4. Once payment is submitted, you will be able to click "Download Now" to access your CE Diploma.
  5. Once downloaded, you can view your CE Diploma as well as instructions about validating your credential.
  6. It is recommended that you create an account for future access of your CE Diploma.
  7. In the event of loss, you can request a new download link. Please use the CeCredential Trust® site to resend the link.

  8. Key Benefits

    • More than a paper credential.
      1. An official, secure and verifiable PDF version of your accomplishment!
    • Different from a transcript.
      1. Unlimited sharing with employers, family, friends and social media.
      2. Proof of education with only the important details.
      3. Simple for employers to read and understand.
    • Better than an eDiploma
      1. Each credential provides a unique 12-digit CeDiD*.
      2. The CeDiD allows for instant proof of your accomplishment using Validation Services.
    • Enhance your resume.
      1. Expedite the verification process by providing your CeDiD and validation URL on your resume.

    *CeDiD (Certified Electronic Document Identifier)

Credential Validation – Demo

View the video below for an overview of the features of the Certified Electronic Diploma.

  • Highly Secure

    • The Certified Electronic Diploma can be independently validated through the University of Delaware website by future employers, State Government Licensing Agencies and any other entity that wishes to validate your achievement.
    • The document is Digitally Signed and encrypted such that it is trusted and more readily accepted.
    • For security reasons, the electronic credential cannot be printed.

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    Questions or Concerns

    If you have any further questions, review Certified Electronic Diploma FAQs. If you need additional help, please email For all inquiries, please include the CeDiD number and the name of the Alumni as it appears on the CeDiploma.

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