How to Make a Business Certificate [10+ Templates]

Whether it is in the form of certificates of appreciation, excellence, or even gift certificates, businesses use these for various purposes. One of the most common purposes would be for congratulating an employee for their contribution to the business. If you’re planning on making your own business certificates, we’ve got instructions and certificate templates below for you.

5 Steps to Make a Business Certificate

Step 1: Identify your purpose for making a certificate

Why do you need to make your own certificate? Is it to congratulate an employee for an achievement or is it for something else? Before making your certificates, you should start identifying the purpose first. This way, you’ll have a clearer idea of what needs to be done and how to do it properly.

Step 2: Write a draft of the certificate’s message

The usual certificates include the name of the holder written in between paragraphs either congratulating them or informing them of their perks. To ensure that the certificate is worth reading and sharing, it is best to write a draft of it first. Doing this also decreases the chances of committing errors on the content.

Step 3: Get a certificate template and personalize it

Over ten certificate templates are available for download below and it’s just a matter of clicking on the DOWNLOAD button to get your hands on one. Afterward, you can start personalizing the design and adding the content. Of course, you shouldn’t proceed to the next step without evaluating and proofreading your work.

Step 4: Print the certificate

When it’s time to print the certificates, make sure that you’ve got everything in place already. Also, if you’re choosing to print the certificates yourself, it would be best to use high-quality parchment paper or paper stock and to set your printer at the highest possible setting to really bring out the best features of the design.

Step 5: Affix signatures and a seal, if necessary

After printing the certificates, the last step would be to have the designated people affix their signatures over their printed names. For congratulatory or award certificates, you can make it even more validated by simply attaching the business’ official seal onto the printed out certificate.

10+ Business Certificate Templates

1. Business Management Completion Certificate Template

business management completion certificate template
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File Format
  • Illustrator
  • MS Word
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Pages
  • Publisher

Size: (US) 8.5×11 inches

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Completing tasks are worthy of certificates and we’ve got the perfect template for that. Check out the template above that you may be able to download in six different file formats. If you feel comfortable editing vector-based templates than those with raster graphics, you can download this certificate template in Illustrator.

2. Spa Business Gift Certificate Sample

spa business gift certificate sample
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File Format
  • Illustrator
  • MS Word
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Pages
  • Publisher

Size: (US) 8.5×11 inches

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Even though the template above is specifically designed for spa centers, you may be able to use this for any business. This simple layout of this template makes it very versatile and manageable especially if changes were to be made. In relation to spa centers, we also have a spa logo template that you may use with this.

3. Modern Editable Business Certificate Template

modern editable business certificate template
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  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • MS Word
  • Photoshop

Size: US

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While the certificate template above is indeed highly editable, you will need to edit it using the right editing tool in order to overcome compatibility issues. You may be able to download this certificate template in InDesign, but it also comes in three other file formats to choose from. Feel free to download this template anytime.

4. Corporate Business Excellence Certificate Design

corporate business excellence certificate design
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  • MS Word
  • Photoshop

Size: US

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It’s one thing to give people a certificate for their efforts, but it’s another thing to give them a certificate for going the extra mile with what they do. This is referred to as a certificate of excellence and you may use the template provided above to give you a head start if you’re planning to make one.

5. Simple Business Achievement Certificate Layout

simple business achievement certificate layout
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File Format
  • MS Word
  • Photoshop

Size: US

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In the list of steps, we mentioned about certificates given to people who have made an achievement. A certificate of achievement can be given as an academic award or a result of winning a contest. Whatever the reason may be, you are very welcome to use the certificate template in Word and PSD above.

6. Business Marketing Partnership Certificate Example

business marketing partnership certificate example
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File Format
  • Illustrator
  • Pages
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • MS Word
  • Publisher

Size: (US) 8.5×11 inches

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It’s common for businesses to seek other entities into becoming their partner in order to do more services and accommodate a wider range of consumers. The certificate template above is meant to provide proof of the partnership but you may still need to use a business invitation template to inform the other entity of your intention.

7. Blank Business Gift Certificate Format

blank business gift certificate format
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File Format
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • MS Word
  • Publisher
  • Pages

Size: 9×4 inches

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Leaving all fields blank would probably be better than to add dummy texts to a template simply because it can save you a considerable amount of time from having to delete them. The blank gift certificate template above may probably be enough to draw more clients, and this can be downloaded in Illustrator and five other formats.

8. Creative Business Appreciation Certificate Layout

Creative Business Appreciation Certificate Layout Download

Working can often be very stressful but it really pays to receive a certificate informing us that we have been appreciated for our efforts. This is applicable to everyone and it can help encourage people to keep doing their best. For more templates like this, check out our collection of certificates of appreciation templates.

9. Minimal Business Achievement Certificate Example

Minimal Business Achievement Certificate Example Download

Minimal designs are just as visually-appealing as fancy ones and they put more emphasis on the text than on the graphics. If that’s what you’re after, we’ve got a minimal certificate of achievement template that’s specifically designed for businesses, use it to express your gratitude and appreciation to your colleagues or clients.

10. Business Employee Certificate Award Format

Business Employee Certificate Award Format Download

It’s common for businesses to give an award to their top performing employee every month and they usually do it through a certificate and some special perks. If you’re planning to make this kind of business certificate, you may download the employee of the month template provided above.

11. Modern Business Word Certificate Sample

Modern Business Word Certificate Sample Download

Some achievements are worthy of a certificate and we’ve got the perfect template for making one. The design of this DOC-based template leans more towards minimalism and the curved borders help in enhancing its appearance. We’ve got more templates in the Word format if you prefer using it over any other editing tool.

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