Free certificate of recognition templates.

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Present a certificate of recognition with Adobe Express.

A certificate serves as a wonderful symbol of excellence or accomplishment. Show your recognition for someone or something with a custom-made certificate. Adobe Express provides you with a library of professionally designed templates to get you started or make your bespoke certificate. Add branding, custom elements, personalized fonts, and more to your certificate. Resize your certificate to share on any social platforms or printed format. It’s as easy as choosing a template, customizing, and sharing.

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How to design a certificate of recognition.

Start making your certificate.
Create quickly and easily using Adobe Express for free web or mobile.
Save time with templates.
Get started with thousands of beautiful templates to help bring your creative vision to life.
Personalize your certificate.
Upload images from your device or explore our libraries of free backgrounds, icons, fonts, and design assets to polish off your certificate.
Brand it.
Make your certificate on-brand by uploading your logo and using fonts and colors that match your aesthetic. With a premium plan, you can even auto-apply your branded elements to save time and create more.
Publish your certificate.
Download your finished certificate to your device in seconds and easily share it to any printed or digital destination.

Celebrate recognition with creativity on your side.

With the power of Adobe Express, you can take your certificate of recognition to the next level. Once you make your certificate with Adobe Express, resize your design to turn it into a postcard, social media post, or emailer. There are endless creative opportunities to turn your certificate into a celebration.

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Let Adobe Express be your certificate of recognition design expert.

Explore professionally designed templates to get your wheels spinning or create your certificate of recognition from scratch. Establish a theme for your designs using photos, icons, logos, personalized fonts, and other customizable elements to make them feel entirely authentic. With Adobe Express, it’s free and easy to make, save, and share your designs within minutes so you can add collaborators, get approval, and express gratitude and recognition to those who deserve it most.

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Frequently asked questions.

What is the standard size for a recognition certificate?
Generally, certificates are printed on standard 8.5” by 11” letter paper with landscape orientation. If you’d like to make a custom certificate of recognition that’s larger or smaller, use the Resize tool to enter in your desired dimensions.
What should be included on my recognition certificate?
Details you might want to include are a title or header; the name of your business, institution, or organization, along with a logo; the name of your recipient; the date awarded; any relevant signatures; and any additional details about the task being recognized.
Can I edit my recognition certificate after I've downloaded it?
Absolutely. Access your projects anytime by opening Adobe Express on the web or the app. Update your certificate of recognition or duplicate it to create a remixed design in the future.

Can I create my own recognition certificate template?

Any new or existing project can be turned into a shareable template. Open your project, choose the Share option in the top right, and follow the prompts to make your own recognition certificate template. Access your templates from your library and share with collaborators.

Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?

Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.