Are you planning to take the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)? Or you took the WAEC exam in recent years, but you still haven’t gotten your WAEC certificate, or you lost your WAEC certificate. If so, you may be interested in learning how to get your digital certificate.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) offers the option of obtaining a digital certificate, which is a secure and convenient way to access your WASSCE results online. In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps to get your WAEC digital certificate.
- 1 Concerning the new WAEC Digital Certificate
- 2 How to get a digital copy of your WAEC certificate
- 3 Conclusion
- 4 Share this:
Concerning the new WAEC Digital Certificate
A WAEC Statement of Results is not the same as a WAEC certificate. When a student completes high school, the school gives him or her a WAEC Statement of Results with the school’s letterhead. This can be used in place of the original WAEC certificate.
This is because it can take up to a year after the tests for someone to get their original WAEC certificate. So, now that we know how the WAEC statement of result and the certificate are different, let’s find out how to get your digital WAEC certificate.
WAEC has made it possible for people to get their original WAEC digital certificate through an online platform. Students and educational institutions can use this platform to access, share, ask for confirmation, and even get WAEC candidate numbers from their desktop computers or mobile devices.
It also lets institutions and organizations check the certificates of candidates quickly and safely.
How to get a digital copy of your WAEC certificate
Follow the steps below to get a copy of your WAEC digital certificate in minutes.
1. Sign up for an account
- Visit waec.org on your computer or on your phone. The website’s interface is very easy to use and understand. In the top right corner of the screen, click the “Create Account” button.
- Select “Certificate Access (Candidate)” and fill out the form with your contact information, such as your phone number and email address.
- Use a valid email address that you have access to for email confirmation purpose. And proceed to verify your newly created account with the code sent to the email you provided.
It’s important that when you sign up, you give your personal information exactly as it appears on the form of ID you plan to use. Both the name on the platform and the name on the digital certificate must be the same. So, take your time and fill out all the forms with the correct information.
2. Log in to the WAEC Account
After signing up, you can now use your email address and password to log in to the platform. To get the certificate, you will need to fill out another form with information like your WAEC candidate number, Exam year, and Exam type.
There are three choices for Exam Type: WASSCE for school candidates, WASSCE for private students 1 and 2, and WASSCE for private students 1 and 2.
There is a way for many people who have lost their candidate number to get it back, but as we’ve already said, it costs money. To get your lost candidate number back, you must give more personal information, such as your birth date and sex.
After this, you will be charged 12 units (3,000 Naira) for successfully getting your candidate number back. The units are taken out of your app’s digital wallet, which is funded by your bank account. Once you have your 10-digit candidate number, you can start the process of getting your certificate.
3. Fund your wallet
The platform has a way to send money through a digital wallet. The money is turned into units that can be used to pay for anything on the platform, like buying a WAEC digital certificate or getting a candidate number.
When you want to add money to your wallet, you have to type in how many units you want to buy and pay by card, bank transfer, USSD, or bank. There is a fee for using these ways to make a transaction.
After you’ve paid and it’s been approved, you can look at your billing history to see how many credit units you have.
Many people have said that the payments they made did not show up on the platform as units. To fix this, you might need to log out and back in because it takes a while for your balance to be updated.
After your balance has been updated, you can start buying what you want.
5. To get a digital certificate from WAEC
Go back to the first form you filled out and click “access certificate” as long as you have enough units (30 units) to get your certificate. The next form that comes up will ask for your BVN, which is usually the form of ID that is needed.
Once the names on your ID, the platform, and your certificate match, you will be charged 30 units and your certificate will load in a few seconds.
6. Sharing or downloading the certificate
After you’ve paid for the digital certificate, you can save it on the platform and save it to your phone for free. The certificate can be shared, but it costs 3,500 Naira to do so. People who want to send it to an institution or organization are most likely to use this option.
If the university you want to go to asks for your WAEC certificate, all you have to do is click the share icon on your dashboard, enter the recipient’s email address, and pay. The certificate will then be sent. You only need to check with the receiver.
Other things to remember
The service isn’t very good, and the certificate page takes a long time to load. Many people get angry at this point. A message that says “service is temporarily unavailable” keeps popping up, even though units are being taken away. But don’t worry, if this happens, just refresh the page or try again later to get your units back.
You may have to keep doing this for a long time before the process is carried out. This could be a big problem because this service is still being made better. So, you must exercise patience.
Also, you must fill out each form on the platform with the right information, since giving the wrong information could stop you from getting the certificate.
You must also confirm your phone number and email address. You can’t make another account with the same phone number and email address.
When you get your WAEC digital certificate, check it for mistakes like a misspelled name, the wrong gender, or the wrong date of birth.
People who want to make a complaint can do so in a section of the platform where they can send a complaint ticket to their support team. You can also talk to them through their social media. The platform also said that you have to respond within 24 hours.
NOTE: The WAEC Twitter account says that all withheld certificates can’t be viewed or confirmed on this site.