A CeDiploma/CeCertificate can be validated online one of two ways: the Credential Validation page or the Digital Signature.
To ensure the degree/certificate information is still valid, we highly recommend you visit the Rice University Diploma Validation webpage, to perform an additional validation.
Enter the 12 digit CeDiD found in the upper corner of the CeDiploma/CeCredential, along with the first two letters of the name as it appears on the diploma/certificate.
All CeDiplomas/CeCertificates from Rice University are digitally signed by CeCredential Trust. When the document is viewed through Adobe Reader or Acrobat versions 9.0 or higher, it will reveal that a Digital Signature has been applied to the document.
Adobe Reader and Acrobat use a blue ribbon across the top of the document to indicate document has not been tampered with, and is therefore authentic.
Attention Mac users: When viewing an official electronic diploma/certificate from Rice University, the software utilizes Adobe’s secure certified PDF technology and therefore may only be viewed using the free Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat 9.0 or higher. The default Mac preview application will not display the document correctly.
If you have any further questions, or need additional help, please see the CeCertificate FAQs or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all inquiries, we ask that you kindly include the CeDiD number, and the name of the alumna/alumnus as it appears on the CeDiploma/CeCertificate.