How to Get Your Original WAEC Certificate Online 2023 | In 3 Easy Steps

We all know WAEC Certificate is one of the most important certificates to get into a Higher Institution. Are you one of those people who has lost or not collected theirs?  Well, this article will help you to know how to get your original WAEC Certificate online.

How to Get Your Original WAEC Certificate Online

WAEC has created an online platform where individuals can access their original certificates digitally.

What is WAEC Digital Certificate

Wace Digital certificate is a simple and instant method that is provided for institutions and organizations to enable candidates to gain access to their certificates Online. WEAC has brought up an online platform where individuals can easily obtain their original WAEC certificate digitally.

This new platform is available for students and educational institutions. It can be use to access, share, request, and retrieve WAEC candidate numbers via desktop and mobile devices.

How to Get Your Original WAEC Certificate Online

Here are the steps you need to follow in order to get your Original WAEC Certificate Online. You can probably get it from any where in the world as long as you have an internet connection and make use be be steps below:

1. Open AN Account

You need an account to enable you to log in to the Wace official website. To do that you need to open an account by visiting VIA your web or mobile browser. Then click on the “Create Account” button it is located at the top right corner of the screen.

In the account creating process you have to two options of alternatives they include “Certificate Access (candidate)” or Certificate Confirmation (institutions and organizations).

You are to choose the “Certificate Access”. In other to do so, you must enter the right “contact details”, and a “Valid Email address”. Must use an email you can easily access. The account must be verified with the code sent to your mail to you before it can be activated.

While signing up, you must provide the right information as it appears on the form of identification that you plan to use to apply. So, take your time and provide precise information on all the forms. If you already have an account you just have to move to the next step which is signing in.

2. Sign Into Your Account

When you are done with the signing up process, you can now access the platform with your email address and password. For you to have your Certificate, you will need to fill out another form where you will put in your information like Exam year, Exam type, and WAEC candidate number.

NOTE: Exam type has three options WASSCE for school candidates, and WASSCE for private students 1&2.

Just in case you forget your candidate number, there is a way for you to retrieve it, but it is as stated earlier, it comes with a fee. To get back your lost candidate number, you must provide more personal information that includes date of birth and sex.

Then you will be charged 12 units (3,000 naira’s) for successfully recovering your candidate number. You see the digital wallet on the platform, it is funded from your bank account. That is where the unit will be charged. The candidate number is 10 digits and once you’ve got that, you can proceed in getting your certificate.

3. Make Payment

The platform has given a digital wallet possibility where you can send money. With the help of a digital wallet, your fund will be converted into units and will help in all activities on the platform, for instance purchasing the WAEC digital certificate, retrieving the candidate number, etc.

When funding the wallet, you will type in how many units you want to purchase and pay via card, bank transfer, USSD, and bank.

There is a service charge attached to these transaction methods. After payment and it’s been approved, you can check your billing history to see the credit units.

just in case you pay and the payment did not reflect as units on the platform, you might log out and in again because it takes some time to show on your balance. After your balance has been updated, you can begin making your purchase.

To get the WAEC digital certificate

If there are enough units (30 units) to get your certificate, you just need to go back to the first form filled and click ‘access certificate’. The next form you will see will pop up and it will require your BVN. It is mainly the form of identification required.

If the names on your ID, on the platform, and in your certificate match, there will be a charge of the 30 units, and your certificate will load in a few seconds.

Downloading/Sharing the certificate

When you are done paying, you can freely download the digital certificate to your mobile phone and saved it on the platform for future viewing. If you wish to share with an institution or organization it comes with a price of 3500 naira (14 units).

Just if your proposed university asks for your WAEC CERTIFICATE, all you need to do is click on the share icon on the dashboard. Then put the receiver’s email address, make payment and it is done. Then confirm with the receiver.


Just for as many that have any complaints, the platform has a section. Each section can raise a complaint ticket which will be forwarded to their support team. Social media is also reachable, it is 24 hours response rule.

Thanks to the new concept of get your Wace certificate online. You can get your result at the comfort of your home. You just have to go through the information’s available above.


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