Free Downloadable PDF Certificates & Awards

We have had numerous requests here at Teachnet.Com for a library of downloadable, printable certificates and awards. As we work towards creating such a library of PDF files and blacklines for you to use, we now make our first contribution to the library online. Read on for information on how to request your own certificate.

Printing
The files below are all PDFs (portable document formats) and can be viewed and printed at high-resolution using Adobe Acrobat. Acrobat is FREE for download (Mac & PC) at http://www.adobe.com.

Gold Foil
For the illusion of a professional foil stamped border or name, you might think you have to send the job to a printer. Not so fast! Gold foil and seals can turn an ordinary certificate into something truly extraordinary.

You can order laser foil from Paper Access or visit your local Staples, Office Max, or other business and paper supply store. The foil uses the heat of the fuser in your laser printer or copier to adhere to the black toner on the certificate. For instructions (with pictures), visit paperaccess.com.

PaperDirect also offers a complete line of paper, certificates, seals and more. Check out their product selection or request a catalog.

This Never Tardy award is 8.5 x 11 inches. Three lines allow for flexibility in student’s name, grading period, signatures and date awarded.

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This Super Speller award is 8.5 x 11 inches with a single line for “awarded to”. Filling these out for many kids and then hanging them on a bulletin board or in a hallway makes a great display.

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This Perfect Attendance award is 8.5 x 11 inches. Three lines allow for flexibility in student’s name, grading period, signatures and date awarded.

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This Certificate of Achievement is 8.5 x 11 inches and has lines to fill in: the recipient, what the award is for, and who the award is awarded by. Set up your computer to print the information on the certificate, type it in with a typewriter, or hand letter the certificate yourself. The gold foil process mentioned above works great on this one.

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This Certificate of Achievement is 8.5 x 11 inches and rewards “academic excellence”, allowing for subject awards such as Math.

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This french version of the Certificat de Participation is 8.5 x 11 inches and, like the Certificate of Achievement, has lines to fill in: the recipient, what the award is for, and who the award is awarded by.

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The You’re a Star award is 8.5 x 11 inches and allows you to decide how much information you want to include. For a simple award, just write the recipient’s name in the star. To add more text, use the extra space inside the star and let your students know you think they’re great!

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The Honor Roll certificates are 8.5 x 11 inches and the pdf includes two versions: one for awarding each grading period and one for the entire year.

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This Memory Book was designed with the graduating classes in mind, but you can use it at any grade level. Fold the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet in half with 2-4 extra blank pages. Staple at the fold and VOILA! You have an [almost] instant parting gift for your students. Give with glue sticks (if you dare) so they can attach pictures next to their friends’ signatures and farewell wishes.

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The Certificate of Appreciation is 8.5 x 11 inches with two unmarked signature lines so that two people may sign or one may sign and date.

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This generic “Award” is 8.5 x 11 inches (filled in here in gray as an example.) For a complete list of “presented for” options, see the column at right.

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The Good Behavior award is 8.5 x 11 inches with spaces for the student’s name, school, date, and teacher’s signature.

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This Certificate of Promotion is 8.5 x 11 inches with spaces for name, grade (or class) completed, promoted to, date, and a signature line.

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This simple Diploma is 8.5 x 11 inches with spaces for the date, student’s name, class or school graduated from, and two signature lines.

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This Gift Certificate comes two on a 8.5 x 11 inch sheet and is 8.5 x 5.5 inches when cut apart. With spaces for a recipient, value, and “redeemable at”, these can be used to award students with items in the classroom or from the school cafeteria or supply shop.

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This Student of the Month certificate is 8.5 x 11 inches with spaces for name, month, personal qualities, and two signature lines.

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Is there a certificate or worksheet you would like to see included here? Please leave a comment below and we’ll add it as soon as we can. Keep in mind that it should be generic enough for others to use.

3 Responses to “Free Downloadable PDF Certificates & Awards”

  1. Velma Johnson says:

    Working on becoming a first year teacher. Looking forward to being a facilitator of providing educational needs to elementary students.

  2. Andrea says:

    Love the ideas for future rewarding, honors, and the smiling faces.

  3. Anna Flores says:

    Thank you soo much! Awsome resource!

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