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CeDiploma Features

How to Validate the CeDiploma

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

The credential can be validated online one of two ways:

1) DIPLOMA VALIDATION PAGE: To ensure the credential information is valid, a CeDiploma should be validated through the School's website using a 12-digit Certified Electronic Document ID (CeDiD*), along with the first two letters of the name as it appears on the document.

Screenshot showing CeDiploma Validation Explanation

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, and is therefore authentic.

Screenshot blue ribbon digital security on CeDiploma

Attn. Mac users: When viewing an official electronic credential from James Madison 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 graduation@jmu.edu. For all inquiries, we ask that you kindly include the CeDiD number, and the name of the Alumni as it appears on the credential.

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