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About Certificates

What are the procedures for getting a certificate?

Some states, including Washington, require that we collect evaluation forms for all approved trainings.

Therefore, once you complete the course, please submit the evaluation form.  Once we receive the evaluation form, we will email you a certificate as a PDF file within 3 business days.  If the evaluation form is not submitted, then the training will not register as complete and a certificate will not be prepared.

Certificates are prepared daily and sent by email.

In most cases you should receive your certificate the same day. However, it should never be more than 3 days.

WE ARE UNABLE TO MAIL (US Postal  Mail...snail mail) CERTIFICATES  

If you need your certificate immediately, please call or email us and we will expedite the process.

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It has been more than 3 days and I haven't received my certificate.  What's up?

If you do not receive your certificate by email within 3 days, please contact us promptly.  

For best service, we appreciate knowing right away if you do not receive your certificate.  It can be problematic when we are not notified until several months or a year later.

  1. The most common reason for not receiving your certificate is if your email program routed our email into the spam or junk mail folder. Because the certificate comes as an attachment to an email, occasionally the email program will even deny delivery of the email all together, depending on your security settings.

  2. The second common reason for a missing certificate is if the student failed to complete a training evaluation form once the course was complete.

    • Washington STARS Continuing Education courses and the 20 Hour Basic direct the student to an evaluation form immediately upon completion of the course.

    • The In-Service courses require that the student return to the main menu of the training platform and click on the link for the evaluation form.

  3. Also, remember that we are dealing with computerized systems which are not always fail proof, though it is not common, it is possible that an error could occur while submitting the evaluation form.  If you receive an error message, your evaluation form did not submit properly and we will not be notified that you have completed the course. Please resubmit the evaluation form or contact us.