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    Can I have a JotForm that Populate a Certificate?

    Asked by Max Weiner  on March 16, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    The form would grab information such as user name, account name and date of completion.  After the form grabs that info, can we use a plugin to make it populate a certificates' information fields?

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    Answered by mert on March 16, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    Hi there,

    You can get or add PDF version of your submission to your "Autoresponder" or "Notification" as a certificate, so this file could be a document for you. Please, see the step from the below:


    Alternatively, you can send post data from JotForm by using PHP. Below, you can find the guide about how to achieve this goal:



    I hope this solutions will meet your needs. For further assistance, please do let us know.


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    Answered by grade4pagasa on March 16, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Hi Max

    I remember sharing a detailed process that automatically creates certificates with all the necessary data from the participants in last year's thread

    i created an automated thank-you-email-system that attaches customized-certificates of each (seminar / training) attendees that can be delivered to their supplied email address in PDF format. 

    with just 1 button-click, everything's done. the entire process can be done by an admin in less than 1 minute (really depends on how fast your broadband connection is, since it's cloud-based)

    the process output are: 

    * personalized email sent to all participants / trainees

    * attached PDF certificate with all the training & participant info (print quality).


    scenario 1: one-time processing. (needing ADMIN approval / mass-mailing / mass-print out)

    - not all of your participants passed the assessment. you can easily instruct the system to ONLY send out a thank you email with the attached pdf certificates to participants who passed. 

    * (grades / ratings can be included automatically as well).

    * you can then mass-print the certificates at your own convenience. 


    scenario 2: (no approval needed from ADMIN)

    you can instruct the system to automatically generate a thank you email with attached pdf certificates at regular interval of your choice (every 1 hour, 2 hours, ...) no printouts needed - all electronic.

    There are other methods available out there but the one i used here are all based on Free Web Services (JotForm, Google Sheets & Docs). And since it will require 3 platforms, this method will need a certain amount of time to setup. The good news is -  once everything's configured, the entire automated process - from participant filling out the form to receiving an email with personalized certificates - will take just 1 click of a button to initialize and will be finished in less than 1 minute.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a coder and not a designer as well (as evidenced by the bare bones output).

    Below's the overview of the entire process.

    - Randy, fellow JotForm user. 


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    Right click > Open image in new tab

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    Answered by mert on March 16, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    Hi Randy,

    Thank you for your detailed and remarkable workaround to achieve this objective. Max could follow the advanced method you have shared to get completely customized certificates.

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on March 22, 2016 at 02:31 AM

    Glad to be of service 😊

    Hope this end-to-end use-case scenario will be useful.