cer·​ti·​fied | \ ˈsər-tə-ˌfīd How to pronounce certified (audio) \

Definition of certified

1 : having earned certification a certified gemologist
2 : genuine, authentic a certified big shot certified intellectuals

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for certified



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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.
See More
Recent Examples on the Web Now, Vassallo has filed a request with the Plan Commission to create a certified survey map for combining two parcels that comprise the site. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 July 2021 Made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk, these Okeo-Tex certified pillowcases are available in standard, king, and queen sizes. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Willeford, a certified firearm instructor, reportedly heard gunshots from his nearby house, retrieved an AR-15 from his gun locker and ran toward the church, wounding Kelley in a brief shootout. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 27 June 2021 To qualify for its Covid-19 compensation payment of 400,000 rupees, equivalent to about $5,400, the state requires a report from a certified lab, which at the time were taking days to process. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, 27 June 2021 On May 1, HMS Host raised the hourly wage for a certified barista from $12.75 an hour to $13.90. Melissa Yeager, The Arizona Republic, 24 June 2021 Harley has worked as a certified therapy dog, visiting the elderly in care facilities and sitting with children during reading hours at the local library. Diane Herbst, PEOPLE.com, 15 June 2021 After sending out nearly a hundred résumés to potential mentors who could provide her with the training hours required to become a certified appraiser, Jillian White remembers one response very clearly. Safia Samee Ali, NBC News, 8 June 2021 Orum, created by a certified financial planner, is trying to shrink bank-transfer times down from five days to one. Jeff Kauflin, Forbes, 8 June 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'certified.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of certified

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About certified

Time Traveler for certified

Time Traveler

The first known use of certified was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Statistics for certified

Last Updated

7 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Certified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certified. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on certified

Nglish: Translation of certified for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of certified for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!