Custom certificate

Activities ::: mod_customcert
Maintained by Mark Nelson
Enables the creation of dynamically generated certificates with complete customisation via the web browser.
Latest release:
19329 sites
340 fans
Current versions available: 12

This plugin allows the generation of dynamic PDF certificates with complete customisation via the web browser.

Currently supported versions: 3.9, 3.10 and 3.11.

Please do not ask support questions here. For support please post on the support forums.

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This plugin is part of set MoodleCloud.


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  • Thu, May 23, 2019, 2:09 PM
    Hi, I try to install Custom Certificate but got this message Downloading mod_customcert ... OK
    Validating mod_customcert ... Error
    [Error] Required Moodle version [2018120300]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure" please help me to solve it. Thank you.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019, 7:58 PM

    @Salina Salleh - IIRC there is a bug in the Plugins directory here that the "Install" button always tries to install the latest version or so, even if it is not compatible with your Moodle. Please download the appropriate ZIP package for your Moodle from and install it manually via the Moodle admin UI.

  • Tue, Jun 4, 2019, 12:08 AM
    Hi! I'm having an issue importing certificates from on moodle installation to another. The imported custom cert activity has the correct number of certificates but random users inside. Am i missing something? smile
    Thanks and keep up the fantastic work!
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019, 5:32 PM
    In the Verify Page, the title appears like {mlang ar}مهارات{mlang}{mlang en}Maharat{mlang}. which means the multilang filter is not applied, any suggestions?
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019, 6:09 PM
    Hi Mohamed, please create an issue at
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 7:37 PM
    Hi Mark, done
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 3:23 PM
    Hi everyone, I have an issue regarding custom certificate. I have complete design certificate but there is not option to load template. My current moodle version is 3.6.3. I need help to resolve this issue. Thanks!
  • Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 3:42 PM
    After I did backup and restore of the course, background image of the certificate disappeared. I had to manually edit the certificate, load template that was already loaded and save certificate again. That's not a big issue if you do manual backup/restore but if you want to automate the process for large number of courses, for example using web services API, this becomes the big issue. We used Moodle online courses on our university to generate certificate of completion for our classroom short courses. So we made a Moodle course as a template that we want to duplicate using web services API for each offline course that we have. A lot of courses generates a lot of manual work.
    Any help in resolving the issue would be appreciated. I know this involves some programming. Author of the plugin would do it easily I suppose. I'm not a hardcore programmer but with some directions from experienced Moodle developer, maybe I could help as well.
    Kind regards,
  • Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 3:44 PM
    Hi all, a reminder - please do not ask support questions here. For support please post on the support forums at
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019, 10:03 PM
    Hi, how is the upgrade path from mod_certificate supposed to work?

    My site which is at Moodle 3.1 uses mod_certificate since a long time (Moodle 2.5 I thinkg). The fixes for Moodle 3.1 is now ended and we want to upgrade to 3.5 ASAP. Obviously we do not want to lose the certificates already issued. What I thought was to install mod_customcert in parallel in our 3.1, configure and test mod_customcert Then upgrade the site to 3.5. But I see this plug-in is not supported in Moodle 3.1! How should I go ahead?
  • Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 5:57 PM
    i need to print on the certificate, a text that the teacher will edit for each student of his course. So i create a non-visible custom user field in the user profil (the student cannot see it). There the teacher (with manager role and permission) can write a note (text, appreciation, congratulation ) to print on the certificate. But whereas the manager can edit the field, the plugin does not allow to insert it into the certificate template because it have a non-visible property. so, is there a way to change it (php code or new setting or css), then the non-visible fiels will appear in the combo list of choices to insert into the template.
    thank you for your kindness and time to reply me.
  • Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 4:36 PM
    does anybody test the restrict access on that activity certificate plugin ?

    i put a rule which does not work, looks like a bug.

    i don't want the certificat is show/available for the student while the user fied XXXX contains the word "specimen".

    i also tried the revert rule (do not contain) but the certificat is always available ! is it normal ?

    My aim is the teacher must trigger the availability of the certificate. To perform that, he needs to add a appreciation note (a text) in the user field profile (custom user field added to student profile in invisible mode but manager teacher can access it). By default, that fields is filled with "specimen" word until the teacher put his note.

    so it did not work the certificate is alaways available whatever the accessibility rule....

    bug or error on my side ?
  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 7:17 PM
    Hi, it's possible to save every certificate downloaded in a forlder with the some name of numer certificate ?
  • Aaron Cauchi
    Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 3:13 PM
    Is it possible to insert the username field in the certificate?
  • Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 8:43 PM
    Hi there, Great plugin, thanks. Is it possible with a very long coursename that wraps onto a second line to centre the text please?

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