New Official Certificate Design (2017)

PTCB released an updated official certificate and wallet card design on May 15, 2017. Certificants may access and download the certificate and wallet card from their PTCB Account. The updated certificate printed on fine paper is also available for purchase from within their PTCB Account for $25.*

Examples of the new and old certificate designs are shown below, and both are valid certificates.

As always, PTCB encourages educators and employers to seek primary source verification of the certification status of a technician through our PTCB Certification Verification page at or through Bulk Certification Verification.

New PTCB certificate updated on May 15, 2017:


Former PTCB certificate discontinued on May 15, 2017: 



*Beginning June 1, 2017, PTCB will no longer automatically mail paper certificates to newly-certified PTCB CPhTs. Candidates whose applications for initial certification are received after June 1, and/or any candidates who schedule their PTCE after June 1 are able to print their official certificate from their online PTCB Account as soon as their official score report is made available, typically within 1 to 3 weeks of their exam date.

For technicians seeking a certificate printed on fine paper after June 1, the cost will be $15.

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