A certificate attests to a broad range of facts such as course attendance, the attainment of an academic level or qualification, or the exercising of a specific function. It is issued by a person or organisation with the recognised authority to validate the facts attested to.


1. Date

Write the date in the top right-hand corner of the page rather than at the bottom. Omit the place name that typically appears on certificates in Catalan.

2. Generic salutation

The final recipient of a certificate is not generally known, so the text begins with the generic salutation To whom it may concern, which should be left-justified and followed by a comma.

3. Body

Begin with This is to certify that. Then state the information that is being attested to. This section of the certificate is justified.

4. Signature

Include the signature of the person issuing the document and left-justify it.

5. Certifier’s name and position

Give this information on two separate lines, with no punctuation at the end of either line. Left-justify this text.

6. Organisation

The specific level of organisation (service, school, faculty, area, university, etc.) indicated in the text may depend on the type of certificate. Indicate the highest level of organisation as the final item. Where two or more levels are identified, place them on separate lines with no full stop. This information is left-justified.



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