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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To include during my representation of Chief Justice Roy Moore who took and has passed a polygraph examination with a certified polygraph examiner,'' Garmon said. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Evangelist's wife seeks divorce after husband jailed on child sex charges; 2 board members resign," 13 Apr. 2018 Asher, a certified dog trainer, said there is much that can be done for pets that are overwhelmed by the noise of fireworks and storms. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Dog found covered in blood, urine and feces after fleeing fireworks," 2 July 2018 Two certified trainers now sit in a booth above the field, acting as spotters who can communicate over a dedicated radio with a neurological consultant on each sideline. New York Times, "Brett Gardner Shook Off a Collision, but Questions Persist," 28 June 2018 Those could include re-purposing 18 certified law enforcement officers already hired by the district or paying cops overtime pay. Colleen Wright, miamiherald, "With little time and cash, Broward to hire armed guards instead of police at schools," 27 June 2018 In a news conference the day after McNair’s death, Evans said McNair was participating with teammates in a workout supervised by certified athletic trainers that began around 4:15 p.m. on one of Maryland’s practice fields. Catherine Rentz, baltimoresun.com, "After Jordan McNair's death, Maryland's DJ Durkin, Damon Evans assure parents they are 'safety first'," 23 June 2018 Additionally, deputies who complete Peace Officer Standards and Training become eligible to receive an additional $6,000 a year to be paid by the state as part of Louisiana's state supplemental pay for certified law enforcement officers. Emily Lane, NOLA.com, "Orleans deputies get a raise, now make living wage," 10 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of certified

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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