Definition of certified 

1 : having earned certification a certified gemologist

2 : genuine, authentic a certified big shot certified intellectuals

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Examples of certified in a Sentence

You must be certified in order to practice medicine. The carpentry work must be done by someone who is certified for the job. The food is certified kosher. Her boyfriend's a certified weirdo.
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Rick Hoagland, a certified public accountant with Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, joined the board of directors of the Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center in Jupiter. Cindy Kent, Sun-Sentinel.com, "People on the move: Compass Community Center names new executive director," 30 June 2018 My career goal is to be a certified athletic trainer for a high school or college team, or a health and wellness facility, somewhere in Greater Cincinnati. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection Scholarship Essay Contest 2018 “Why Greater Cincinnati?”," 22 June 2018 The evaluation of progress is ideally filled out by a Florida certified teacher, but not necessarily. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "In the wake of the Douglas High mass shooting, is homeschooling a better option?," 15 Feb. 2018 Volunteers, known as Book Buddies, spend an hour in the classroom with students during school hours along with a Dog Team, which is comprised of certified reading assistance dogs and their human handlers. Sadé Carpenter, RedEye Chicago, "Do good for Chicago students with the SitStayRead literacy program," 6 Dec. 2017 But Anna, 26, a certified yoga teacher, hopes to help them with breathing, meditation and movement. Christine Coppa, Good Housekeeping, "A Couple Is Fighting to Build a Refuge for Boys Escaping Sex Trafficking," 29 Jan. 2016 While many people tout the weight-loss benefits of the program, that is not actually the intent, said Whole30 co-founder Melissa Hartwig, a certified sports nutritionist. Katie Parsons, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Whole30 diet is all the rage: What you need to know," 13 July 2018 Gilbert plans to auction off 138 acres of land nearly a decade after the town took heat for buying the property without a certified appraisal and at a price far above the going rate. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Gilbert will auction off land it was blasted for overpaying for nearly a decade ago," 12 July 2018 The audit also said Schlitterbahn could not show records indicating the company had a certified weld inspector look at a third ride after 5,000 uses, which is required by a manufacturer's maintenance schedule. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Kansas water park to tear down slide 2 years after boy's beheading," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of certified

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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