Certified Electronic Diploma

The University of New Hampshire now offers Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiploma)

picture of certified electronic diploma

Key Benefits

  • More than a paper credential.
    1. An official, portable and verifiable electronic version of your accomplishment that can be shared for a lifetime!
  • Better than an eDiploma.
    1. Each CeDiploma holds a 12-digit CeDiD*(See Features below).
    2. Using Validation Services, your CeDiD is the key to your credential information for employers, agencies and more …
  • Different from a transcript.
    1. Unlimited sharing with employers, family, friends and social media.
    2. Similar value as a transcript as proof of education, but shows only the important details.
    3. Simple for employers and organizations to read and understand.
  • Enhance your resume.
    1. Provide your CeDiD* and School URL on your resume to highlight your achievement and expedite the verification process for potential employers.

*CeDiD (Certified Electronic Document Identifier)

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Highly Secure:

  • Each CeDiploma can be independently validated through the University 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.

 

How to Validate the CeDiploma

Each CeDiploma is identical to its paper sibling, but presented in an electronic, secure and verifiable format.

The credential can be validated online one of two ways:

1) DIPLOMA VALIDATION PAGE: To ensure the credential information is valid, a CeDiploma should be validated through The University of New Hampshire's Validation Page using a 12-digit Certified Electronic Document ID (CeDiD*), along with the first two letters of the name as it appears on the document.

2) DIGITAL SIGNATURE: Each CeDiploma is 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 that the document has not been tampered with, and is therefore authentic.

Attn. Mac users: When viewing an official electronic credential from University of New Hampshire, 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

If you have any further questions, or need additional help, please email unh.diploma@unh.edu. For all inquiries, we ask that you kindly include the CeDiD number, and the name of the Alumni as it appears on the credential.

Where do I go to get access to my CeDiploma?

You can obtain your CeDiploma through the CeDiploma Overview which has a direct link to CeCredentialTrust, a third party vendor of the University of New Hampshire.

 

Can I obtain an electronic copy of my diploma if I graduated prior to May of 2017?

Currently a CeDiploma is only available for The University of New Hampshire for May 2017 graduates and forward.

 

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

Yes, you can download a digitally signed copy of your CeDiploma. You can then email it to anyone you desire, and it will retain the Adobe Digital Signature and CeDiD for validation purposes.

 

How do I know if the CeDiploma I received is valid?

There are two ways to validate your electronic diploma (this also is noted on the second page of the diploma).

  1. Validate through the University website, or by clicking the link on the 2nd page of the CeDiploma and typing the necessary information where indicated.

  2. If you are using Adobe Reader or Acrobat 9.0 or higher, you will be able to view the Digital Signature which is shown at the top of the PDF, and is part of the overall security of the document. If the Digital Signature shows a Blue Ribbon, it means that document has not been tampered with; any other symbol signifies the document cannot be trusted.

Please note: Other PDF/digital readers and some mobile devices may not be able to show the Digital Signature/Blue Ribbon.

 

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

CeCredential Trust is the branded name of the digital signature that the University of New Hampshire's vendor uses to digitally sign the CeDiploma.

 

When I pull up my CeDiploma on my iPhone/iPad it only loads half way on the screen and then a line appears.

This issue is due to the version of your operating system on your tablet, or the PDF viewer that the browser is using to open the CeDiploma. In the case of the iPhone/iPad, updating to the most recent iOS operating system usually solves the problem.

 

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. Please change the default viewer in your web browser so that it utilizes Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

Attn. Mac users: When viewing an official electronic credential from the University of New Hampshire, 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.

 

I have a hold on my record: can I receive my CeDiploma?

Requests from current or former students with unmet obligations to the University of New Hampshire (e.g., holds) cannot be honored. To resolve financial holds, contact Business Services.

 

What if I try to print my CeDiploma?

The CeDiploma has printing disabled so it cannot be printed. Your CeDiploma is official as long as it is digital.

Please fill in and submit the Validation form.