# How do I create completion certificates? Course completion certificates can be added to the courses of your choice for your staff or your students to print. You can upload one or more certificate templates to associate with courses and these certificates are made available to users to print in the TMS. Certificates are available to print by administrators at any time for classes and course assignments. They may edit from a Word file or print using a PDF. Students may print certificates from a PDF if a class enrollment or course assignment shows as Complete on their Transcript. You may need to contact us for the permissions required to upload or add certificates to courses; or we may need to create the courses for you. Please submit a Support ticket at [**https://lod.one/help**](https://lod.one/help) for assistance or to receive the proper roles in the TMS. ## Steps for adding certificates: - Create and upload a certificate template. > [!KNOWLEDGE] See [How do I ensure my Course Completion Certificates print correctly?](ensure-completion-certificates-print-correctly.md) for best practices. - Add certificates to courses. Each of these are explained below. ## Create and upload a certificate template To add certificates: 1. Create the certificate in DOCX format on your computer. 1. Use any or all of the following replacement fields to pull data from the TMS and save the file: - **StudentName** - Adds the student's first and last name as shown on their user profile. - **CourseName** - Inputs the name of the completed course. - **CourseLength** - Inputs the length of the course in hours, days, or weeks. - **CompletionDate** - Adds the date the student completed the course. - **Location** - Shows where the course was taken. - **TrainingDays** - Inputs the number of training days from the course. To upload the certificate template: 1. On the **Admin** menu in the **Courses** group, click **Manage Completion Certificates**. 1. Click **Create Course Certificate Template**. 1. Add a **Name** and **Description**, and click **Upload new file**. 1. Select the DOCX file in your file system and click **Open**. 1. Click **Save**. ## Add certificates to courses Once a certificate template is uploaded, it is available for you to add to courses. One or more certificates may be added to a course. After a certificate is added, it is available to be printed for any class or course assignment using the course. To add a certificate to a course: 1. On the **Admin** menu in the **Courses** group, click **Find Courses**. 1. On the **Find Courses** page, use the filters to narrow the results to the course(s) you want. 1. Click **Search** to display the desired course(s). 1. Open the course from the search results. 1. Click **Edit**. 1. Select the **Completion Certificates** tab and click **Add Certification Template**. 1. This opens the Choose Completion Certificate dialog. Use the filters as needed and click **Search**. 1. Check the boxes of all the certificate templates you wish to add to the course and click **OK**. 1. Click **Save** to update the course. > [!Alert] The **Short Name** of the course will be used as the name of the zipped file when the certificates are downloaded to print. As a result, the zipped file and its contents will not be able to be opened if there are any special characters in the **Short Name**.