Purdue Diploma


Certified Electronic Credential Overview

Purdue University now offers Certified Electronic Diplomas and Certificates (CeDiploma/CeCertficate) to graduates starting Fall 2017 and beyond.

Purdue University orders electronic credentials for its graduates. When your CeDiploma or CeCertificate is ready, you will receive an e-mail notification with instructions on how to retrieve your credential. If you need to request a new retrieval link, please click here. For the retrieval, the e-mail you provide should be the same one used by Purdue when you completed your program. If you receive an error, please double-check that you entered the first two letters of your FIRST name in the credential validation screen (see screenshot below).

Click here to validate your CeDiploma®/CeCertificate®.

Watch an Overview video to learn more.

Key Benefits:

  • More than a paper credential. An official, secure and verifiable PDF version of your accomplishment!
  • Different from a transcript.  Unlimited sharing with family, friends, employers and social media. Proof of education with only the important details.  Simple for employers to read and understand.
  • Better than an eDiploma. Each credential provides a unique 12-digit CeDID*. The CeDID allows for instant proof of your accomplishment using Validation Services.
  • Enhances your resume.  Expedite the verification process by providing your CeDID and validation URL on your resume.
*CeDID (Certified Electronic Document Identifier)

Highly Secure:

  • Each CeDiploma®/CeCertificate® can be independently validated by future employers, state government licensing agencies, and any other entity that wishes to validate your achievement.
  • The document is digitally signed and encrypted, providing greater trust and acceptance.
  • For security reasons, the electronic credential cannot be printed.

Note: A credential may not be available for all conferral dates.

For additional information, about the Certified Electronic Credential and its features, trademarks and patents, please visit cecredentialtrust.com.

Credential Validation:


An Apostille may neither be required nor necessary. The CeDiploma has legal standing, is non-repudiating, and can be validated here to provide absolute confidence in the credential’s authenticity. Questions should be directed to commencement@purdue.edu

Related Pages

For additional information about the Certified Electronic Credential features, trademarks and patents, please visit cecredentialtrust.com.


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