certification

noun cer·ti·fi·ca·tion \ ˌsər-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

Definition of certification

1 : the act of certifying : the state of being certified
2 : a certified statement

Examples of certification in a Sentence

  1. the certification of the vote

  2. She had to wait until her certification as a nurse before she could start her new job.

  3. The certifications of nine teachers were revoked.

  4. The school offers scuba diving certification.

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First Known Use of certification

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CERTIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

certification

Definition of certification for English Language Learners

  • : the act of making something official : the act of certifying something

  • : official approval to do something professionally or legally


Medical Dictionary

certification

noun cer·ti·fi·ca·tion \ ˌsərt-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

medical Definition of certification

: the act of certifying : the state of being certified
  • psychiatrists with subspecialty board certification in geriatrics
  • —Gary Kennedy

Law Dictionary

certification

noun cer·ti·fi·ca·tion \ ˌsər-ti-fi-ˈkā-shən \

legal Definition of certification

1 a : the act of certifying
b : the state of being certified — see also certiorari
Note: Certification of an interlocutory decision by a trial court allows an appellate court to review the decision and to answer a controlling question of law. Certification is often used in state courts as well as federal courts and, where available, allows a federal court to refer a question of state law to the state's highest court. Certification is also used to refer to a judge's order that allows a suit to be maintained as a class action.
2 : a certified statement


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