A certificate attests to a broad range of facts such as course attendance, the attainment of an academic level or qualification, or the exercising of a specific function. It is issued by a person or organisation with the recognised authority to validate the facts attested to.


  • Date. Write the date in the top right-hand corner of the page rather than at the bottom. Omit the place name that typically appears on certificates in Catalan.

    Exemple correcte 13 February 2021

  • Generic salutation. The final recipient of a certificate is not generally known, so the text begins with the generic salutation To whom it may concern, which should be left-justified and followed by a comma.

    Exemple correcte To whom it may concern,

  • Body. Begin with This is to certify that. Then state the information that is being attested to. This section of the certificate is justified.

    Exemple correcte This is to certify that

  • Signature. Include the signature of the person issuing the document and left-justify it.

  • Certifier’s name and position. Give this information on two lines, left-justified and without full stops.

    Exemple correcte Maria Josep Puig i Torres
    Director of the Department of Greek

  • Organisation. The specific level of organisation (service, school, faculty, area, university, etc.) indicated in the text may depend on the type of certificate. Indicate the highest level of organisation as the final item. Where two or more levels are identified, place them on separate lines with no full stop. This information is left-justified.

    Exemple correcte Faculty of Philology
    University of Barcelona



Darrera actualització: 19-1-2022
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Recommended citation:
«Certificate» [en línia]. A: Llibre d’estil de la Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <http://www.ub.edu/cub/criteri.php?id=2603> [consulta: 22 maig 2022].