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Credential Validation

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Certified Electronic Credential

Frequently Asked Questions

You can obtain your CeDiploma by completing the following steps:

  • Login to
  • Click on the “Student” tab
  • Navigate to the “Academic Services” channel
  • Click on the “Official Documents” panel
  • Click on the “CeDiploma” option
    • This is a direct link to CeCredentialTrust, a third party vendor of the University of Alabama

A CeDiploma is only available for degrees awarded December 2017 and forward.

CeDiplomas were first made available for December 2017 graduates. They are now available for all students who have graduated December 2017 or later. A student who graduated prior to December 2017 may order a CeDiploma at the cost of a replacement diploma.
Yes, you can download a digitally signed copy of your CeDiploma. You can then email it to anyone you desire, and it will retain the Adobe Digital Signature and CeDiD for validation purposes.
There are two ways to validate your electronic diploma (this also is noted on the second page of the diploma). Validate by clicking on the Credential Validation link on the left of this page or by clicking the link on the 2nd page of the CeDiploma and typing the necessary information where indicated.

If you are using Adobe Reader or Acrobat 9.0 or higher, you will be able to view the Digital Signature which is shown at the top of the PDF, and is part of the overall security of the document. If the Digital Signature shows a Blue Ribbon, it means that document has not been tampered with; any other symbol signifies the document cannot be trusted. Please note: Other PDF/digital readers and some mobile devices may not be able to show the Digital Signature/Blue Ribbon.

CeCredential Trust is the branded name of the digital signature that The University of Alabama’s vendor uses to digitally sign the CeDiploma.
This issue is due to the version of your operating system on your tablet, or the PDF viewer that the browser is using to open the CeDiploma. In the case of the iPhone/iPad, updating to the most recent iOS operating system usually solves the problem.
The CeDiploma is best viewed in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Some features may not be available when viewed in a web browser’s default viewer. Please change the default viewer in your web browser so that it utilizes Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

Mac users: When viewing an official electronic credential from The University of Alabama, the software utilizes 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.

A CeDiploma will not be available until all unpaid balances of any nature on the student’s account are paid in full. The same applies for a student that has unfulfilled requirements associated with Perkins Loans. Contact Student Account Services at (205) 348-5350 to clear holds on the student account.
The CeDiploma has printing disabled so it cannot be printed. Your CeDiploma is official as long as it is digital.
For additional information about the Certified Electronic Credential and its features, please visit
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