Can I print my electronic credential?

  • A CeDiploma or CeCertificate is for electronic use only. It can be viewed using Adobe Reader/ Acrobat 9.0 or higher and cannot be printed, but can always be shared. If you print it, it cannot be validated or used as an official document.

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

  • Yes, you can download a digitally signed copy. You can then email it to anyone you desire.

How do I know if the electronic credential I received is valid?

  •  There are three ways to validate your electronic credential (this is noted on the second page of the diploma).

    • Visit the Harvard validation site and type the necessary information where indicated.

    • Validate through the Harvard validation site by clicking the link on the second page of the CeDiploma or CeCertificate, then typing the necessary information.

    • View the digital signature which is part of the overall security of the document, detailed on the second page of the CeDiploma. This requires Adobe Reader or Acrobat 9.0 or higher.

  • Note: Other PDF/digital readers and some mobile devices may not be able to read the digital signature.

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

  • CeCredential Trust is the branded name of the digital signature that Harvard University’s vendor uses to digitally sign the CeDiploma.

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. Change the default viewer in your web browser so that it uses Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

  • Note for Mac users: When viewing an official electronic credential from Harvard University, the software uses 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 may not display the document correctly.

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