Custom Templates

Follow these instructions to easily create your own certificate template!

1. To get started, create a new Google Slides document in Google Drive, or start a brand new file using this direct link: Create new Google Slides document.

2. Google Slides operates much like MS PowerPoint. Customize the first (and only) slide of your presentation to reflect information about your certification and organization, such as a congratulatory message and logo.

3. The information about your exam-taker (their Full Name, optional Other Identifiers) as well as their score and Certificate ID can be inserted into your exam using merge tags. Just include any or all of the merge tags below in your template. When sending our a certificate, Certify'em will make a copy of your template and substitute actual values for these merge tags before emailing the copy to the exam-taker as a PDF file.

An image of an example certificate template with merge tags appears below:

Need more help getting started? You can use any of these examples to get going. Just open any file and choose "Make a Copy" from the File menu to create your own copy to work with. Then make your modifications. You'll probably want to rename this copied file too, by clicking on its name in the upper-left corner.

4. Once you're ready, return to your exam and use the "Template" drop-down in the Certify'em pop-up menu to select "Use a Custom Template". Then find and select your template in the "Select your Certificate Template" window.


IMPORTANT: While your Microsoft Powerpoint (PPT) presentations may appear in this list for selection, they will not work with Certify'em and users will not receive certificates if you chose a PPT file as your template. Only Google Slides presentations may be used by Certify'em.

4. To test out your new template, click on the "Email Me Sample" link in the Certify'em pop-up menu.