Office of the Registrar

CeCredential Features

A Brown CeCredential can be validated online two ways.

Credential Validation Page

ScreenshotTo ensure the Credential information is still valid, we highly recommend you visit the Brown CeCredential Validation page to perform an additional validation.

Enter the 12-digit CeDiD found in the upper corner of the CeCredential, along with the first two (2) letters of the name as it appears on the document.

Digital Signature

ScreenshotA CeCredential from Brown University is digitally signed by CeCredential Trust. When the document is viewed through Adobe Reader or Acrobat version 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 the document has not been tampered with, and is therefore authentic.

Attn Mac users: When viewing an official electronic credential from Brown University, 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.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any further questions or need additional help, please email For all inquiries, we ask that you kindly include the CeDiD number, and the name of the Alumni as it appears on the CeCredential.