George Brown College does not track Continuing Education certificate program completions. It is your responsibility to request a certificate from the department co-ordinator once you have completed all of the certificate program’s requirements. However, before you request a certificate, you must have already applied and received permission for any course exemptions or PLAR credits. Together, course exemptions and PLAR credits cannot be used to meet more than 50% (or the percentage noted in the certificate program’s description) of a certificate program’s requirements.
You must request a certificate in writing. To request a certificate, follow these steps:
- Complete a Certificate Request PDF form. (You can also pick one up at a Student Service Centre.) Alternatively, you can provide a letter that includes your student ID number, your date of birth, your full legal name and address, your home and business phone numbers, your main email address, the name of the certificate program you completed, and your signature. (Note: George Brown College certificates can only be issued in the name that exists in your student account.)
- Submit your certificate request (with supporting documents) to the department responsible for the George Brown certificate you wish to receive. You can submit your request by mail, by email or by delivering it to the applicable department office in person. (Note: Requests to the School of Makeup and Esthetics must be delivered in person.) Allow about six weeks for your request to be processed.
The department co‑ordinator will check your student record to ensure you have met the certificate program requirements. If there are issues with your certificate request, you will be contacted by phone or email.
As a Continuing Education student, you are not eligible to attend the college’s convocation ceremonies even if you have completed a Continuing Education certificate program. Those ceremonies are for graduates of full-time George Brown College programs only.
Completing a certificate program makes you an alumnus of George Brown College.
If your certificate is lost, stolen or destroyed, the college will replace it for an administrative fee. (Note: Personal cheques are not accepted.) You must request a replacement certificate in writing. To request a replacement certificate, follow these steps:
- Complete a Credential Replacement Request PDF form. Alternatively, you can provide a letter that includes the reason for the request, your full legal name (as it was while you were at George Brown College), your student ID number, the years you attended, your home and business telephone numbers, the address to which you would like the document sent, and your signature. (Note: Credentials obtained at the college can only be issued in the name that exists in your student account.)
- Submit your credential replacement request and administrative fee payment to the Academic Records department either by mail (address is provided in the form) or in person at a Student Service Centre. You must bring a piece of government-issued photo identification (for example, a driver’s licence) if you submit your request in person.
Allow about three weeks for your request to be processed.
Multiple copies of certificates will not be provided.
For more information, contact the Academic Records department at 416-415-5000, ext. 4517 or 4503.