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CeDiploma Features

A CeDiploma is identical to its paper sibling, but presented in an electronic, secure and verifiable format.

A CeDiploma can be validated online one of two ways:

  1. Diploma Validation Page: To ensure that the degree information is still valid, the CeDiploma should be validated through Stanford's official authentication web site using a 12-digit CeDiD as it appears on the diploma.

    image showing how to find the 12-digit Certified Electronic Document ID (CeDiD), along with the first two letters of the name, in order to validate the CeDiploma

  2. Digital Signature: Each CeDiploma is digitally signed by CeCredential Trust. When the document is viewed through Adobe Reader® or Acrobat® versions 9.0 or higher, it will reveal that a digital signature has been applied to the document. Adobe Reader® and Acrobat® use a blue ribbon across the top of the document to indicate that the document has not been tampered with since it was first created and is therefore authentic.

    image showing the blue ribbon at the top of the CeDiploma that authenticates that it has been digitally signed

For Mac users

When viewing an official electronic credential from Stanford University, the software uses Adobe’s secure certified PDF technology and therefore may only be viewed using the free Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat 9.0 or higher. The default Mac preview application will not display the document correctly.

CeDiploma Features

Learn more about the security features of a CeDiploma

CeDiploma Frequently Asked Questions

View commonly asked questions about CeDiploma

CeDiploma Validation

Validate the authenticity of a CeDiploma

CeDiploma® is a Registered Trademark
CeDiD™ and CeCredential™ are Trademarks