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Certified Electronic Diploma FAQ

CeDiploma FAQ

  • CeDiploma is short for Certified Electronic Diploma. A CeDiploma is an official, highly secure electronic copy of your Ohio University diploma that may be downloaded and shared for a lifetime.

  • No. CeDiplomas are available to graduates beginning with those who graduate from Ohio University Spring Semester 2015-16 or after.

  • 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.

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

    1. You can validate the CeDiploma directly through Ohio University's website at https://www.ohio.edu/registrar/cediploma-validation.cfm or by clicking the link on the second 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.

  • CeCredential Trust is the branded name of the digital signature that Ohio University's vendor uses to digitally sign all CeDiplomas.

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

  • 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.

  • Requests from current or former students with unmet obligations to Ohio University (e.g. holds) cannot be honored. To resolve financial holds, please contact the Bursar's Office at bursar@ohio.edu.

    You may see the details of any hold you may have by viewing it in your MyOHIO Student Center.

  • No. You must use your OHIO ID and password when ordering a CeDiploma.

    If you have forgotten or need help changing your OHIO password, please contact the service desk at 740.593.1222 or servicedesk@ohio.edu. Online help is available at https://www.ohio.edu/oit/help/