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With Corporate or Enterprise Owl subscriptions, you can create template based or custom design certificates for your exam. In this article, I'll explain how to create a custom design certificate using our Certificate Editor.

First of all, you need to go to your Exam > Grading > click on the pass category, and then check the box: 'Award a PDF certificate when participant falls in this category':

Having done that, go to the tab Certification > Custom design:
Check the two boxes: generate certificate and mail certificate to the participant (optional):

Let's take a look at the many options you have to customize your certificate. Click on full screen for a better view:

Background image

The first thing you need to do is upload your own background image. You can choose between the options: A4 - portrait, A4 - landscape, letter - portrait and letter - landscape:

You can upload a JPEG or PNG file. In your background image, you can add text about your company, Course, Exam, and other relevant data, since this text will be same for everyone that gets your certificate (as explained above).

Adding text fields

Click on the + Add button (upper right corner) to add text fields to your certificate (those that will be changed according to the person taking your Exam). I added the participant's name and exam title to my certificate:
Note: the information you ask for at the login page (in Participant data_) from name, e-mail address to extra questions such as company name, date of birth, employee ID, etc, will appear in the_ +Add menu so you can add it to your certificate.


If you click over one of the text fields you added, you'll see the option to edit change the font type, font size, text alignment, change the text to boldface, italics and upper case letters:

Preview certificate

Done? Close the full screen view and click save on the bottom of the page. Now you can download a PDF preview of your certificate:

Check out my preview:

Super, isn't it? 😎

Setting up the email

We can now edit the email (if you ticked the option to send the certificate to the participant's email at the end of the exam). You can add your name, email address, and some information like the participant's name, link to the test, congratulations message, or anything you think will look nice here:

Don't forget to click save and you're all set!

To be to use our certificate editor for your exams, you need a Corporate or Enterprise Owl plan. You can do a 7 day free trial of any of these plans, just let us know, and we'll activate it for you! 


If you have any questions about this matter, or anything else regarding the use of our tool, please feel free to contact us.

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