Workplace certificate manager

Admin tools ::: tool_certificate
Maintained by Marina Glancy, Mikel Martín Corrales, Emilio Lozano, Rafael Lechugo
Design, issue and verify digital certificates. This plugin is fully compatible with Moodle LMS.
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This plugin allows users to create certificate templates on the system and course category levels. Certificate templates can have user fields such as user name, profile picture, etc, and also additional dynamic fields that are added by the issuer (through API).

The built-in interface allows users to issue certificates manually and browse the issued certificates.

A verification code / link / QR code can be added to the certificate template. Certificates can be verified by unauthenticated users even on sites with forced login and no guest access.

Other plugins can depend on this plugin to issue certificates based on some criteria, for example Course certificates (mod_coursecertificate) is an activity module that will automatically issue certificates when the student satisfies the access restrictions. The mod_coursecertificate plugin will send the course name and completion information to the tool_certificate plugin, so if these fields are included in the template, they will be displayed on the certificate.

Moodle WorkplaceThis plugin has been contributed and is maintained by the Moodle Workplace team.

See the documentation page in the Moodle Workplace documentation site for more information. Please note that some of the features described in the documentation might be exclusive to Moodle Workplace.


This plugin is part of set Moodle Workplace.


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Marina Glancy (Lead maintainer)
Mikel Martín Corrales
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  • Wed, Oct 31, 2018, 11:20 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7502
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021, 2:47 PM
    I reviewed this plugin and it looks like it has some enhancements over the original custom certificate plugin, I have the below questions
    1. is there a way to issue certificates by uploading CSV file?
    2. can I give permission for a user to issue one certificate template, and can't issue any other template?
    3. is there a report page to view the certificate issue globally, per course, and per category?
    4. is there a way to modify the expiry date after the certificate is issued?
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021, 3:37 PM
    I recommend also if you included the recent tcpdf fonts which can be downloaded from here to support more languages like Arabic and RTL languages
  • Mon, Jan 11, 2021, 6:04 PM
    Hello Mohamed
    1. not yet, you are welcome to create an improvement request in the tracker (see link above)
    2. yes you can put the templates in different course categories, or you can make some templates not available in sub-contexts
    3. you can use filters on the "Certificates" page, but afaik you can't search by course category. The fine tuned reporting is only available in Moodle Workplace using the report builder. But good news is that report builder will be in Moodle LMS in 4.0
    4. no

    regarding tcpdf - you can add your own fonts yourself, see
  • Thu, Feb 4, 2021, 10:02 PM
    I have a problem with adding Polish characters in the Certificate. Everything is in UTF-8 and in the generated document some national characters are "?". How to correct it?
  • Thu, Feb 4, 2021, 11:25 PM
    make sure you use Free Sans font that is shipped with moodle by default. See the comments above about how to add more fonts
  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 7:14 PM

    How to delete an element form the certificate template. i am unable to delete the element. only edit or add
    i am unable to view the delete option which is shown in this pug in page screen shots
    i am using latest moodle 3.10.1+

    my screen shot below
  • Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 12:09 AM
    Would it be possible to include a field which automatically puts the teacher of a course into the template? As far as I can see that doesn't work at the moment. So when you have the same course taught be different teachers, you need to adjust the template every time the teacher changes.
  • Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 5:52 PM
    Remember, there is the ISSUE TRACKER for reporting bugs and suggesting improvements:

    It will properly notify you when anybody else makes comment on your issue. It will also the best way to reach developers.
  • Mon, Mar 15, 2021, 2:31 AM
    Hi is there any way to show the certificated issued under my certificates section on the left navigation bar? Great plugin, please keep the good work!
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021, 2:48 AM
    how to massively regenerate the certificates issued?
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 4:40 PM
    didn't gen an answer for my question

    How to delete an element form the certificate template. i am unable to delete the element. only edit or add
    i am unable to view the delete option which is shown in this pug in page screen shots
    i am using latest moodle 3.10.1+

    my screen shot below
  • Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 7:48 PM
    How can I add in addition to the date, the time of the end of the course?
    Thank you
  • Sat, Jul 10, 2021, 1:21 AM
    I can't for the life of me figure out how 'The automatic sending of this certificate' got disabled. How exactly do you control that in WorkPlace?
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