How to Use Tutor LMS Certificate Builder to Create Certificates

Do you want to create your certificates for your online courses? With Tutor LMS Certificate Builder, you can create and customize beautiful certificates and give your students a greater sense of accomplishment.

Tutor LMS is a robust and powerful WordPress LMS plugin. It gives you all the modern features and tools that you require to build a complete online educational platform. The advanced learning management system gives you complete control over your website. You can add unlimited courses with unlimited instructors.

Tutor LMS is available for free and if you want to take your LMS website to the next level, you can upgrade to Pro. But for today’s topic, we need the Tutor LMS Pro because the certificate builder plugin is only available on the pro version. To know more about what’s available in the free version and pro version check out our post on Tutor LMS Free vs. Pro.

Prerequisites for using the Tutor LMS Certificate Builder

Before you can use the certificate builder you need a couple of things. The following things are required:

  • Tutor LMS Pro
  • Enable the Certificate addon
  • Install and activate the Certificate Builder plugin

The process of working with Tutor LMS Certificate Builder is simple. Let’s go through step by step.

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Getting Tutor LMS Pro

To get Tutor LMS Pro, you can select any suitable plan from Themeum’s official website. There are 3 paid plans: Individuals, Freelancers, and Agencies. You can purchase any one of them and you’ll get the entire pro package.

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After you download the plugin, access your WordPress dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New > Upload plugin, and then choose the Tutor LMS pro compressed file that you downloaded. Once the plugin is installed and activated, you can now access all the pro features. You can also evaluate your students using the Tutor LMS quiz feature before awarding them certificates.

Enable Certificate addon

You need to enable the certificate addon before you can use the Tutor LMS certificate builder. Go to Tutor LMS > Addons. Then find and enable the Certificate addon.

Tutor LMS Certificate Builder Addon

Install and activate Tutor LMS Certificate Builder addon

The next step is to download Certificate Builder. This is another plugin by Themeum which has to be downloaded separately. Head over to Themeum’s official website and log into your account. You can find the Tutor LMS Certificate Builder plugin in your account’s downloads section.

After the download is complete, install and activate the Tutor LMS Certificate Builder plugin.

Now to access your certificate builder, go to Tutor LMS > Settings > Certificate and click on “Create certificate”.

opening tutor lms certificate builder

This will launch Tutor LMS Certificate Builder and you will see a new interface (similar to Canva).

Creating a beautiful course certificate with Tutor LMS Certificate Builder

Now since we’ve got the Tutor LMS certificate builder up and running it’s time to get creative! As soon as you open the builder, you see a bunch of certificate templates. You can select one and get started, or you can select a blank canvas and make it from scratch.

Tutor LMS certificate builder

There are 26 certificate templates you can choose from. You can also cycle through the certificate categories from a menu located on the left side of the screen. But we are going to select the blank canvas.

Step 1: Select a blank canvas and name your certificate

From the template selection menu, you can either select a template or create your very own. We want to create a certificate template from scratch. So, we are picking the blank canvas. After selecting the canvas, you will see a new interface.

blank canvas for certificate

Here you can see your canvas on the right side and some customization tools on the left side of the screen. On the top, click “Untitled Template” to name your certificate. Give it a name of your choice (you can give your course name here).

Step 2: Select a background

Since your certificate now has a name, it’s time to start actually building your certificate. To start with, let’s choose a background for your certificate. Select ‘Backdrops’ from the left tools option and select any background you like.

creating a border for tutor lms

Step 3: Insert certificate header

We have our certificate background and our certificate is already looking good. Now let’s insert the certificate header. Go to the Elements tab from the left and select the ‘Text’ option. You will see that a line of text has been added to your certificate body. You can also drag and drop the text element.

inserting a header for certificate

Write what you want to be your certificate header. We are writing “Certificate of Completion”. Next, click on the text and you’ll see some customization options on the top of the text element. Here you can choose font family, resize, change color, change the alignment of your text. Customize your text the way you want.

Step 4: Insert some border

This step is only for making your certificate visually appealing. Go to the library from the tools tab, scroll down, and put a border below your header.

inserting a border for certificate

You will also find watermarks, badges, illustrations, etc. which you can use to make your certificate look unique. For now, we’ll just stick with a simple border.

It will require a lot of steps if we go through each and every design element one by one. So, to speed things up, we’ve gone ahead and used the above-mentioned steps to create the following design.

certificate with no dynamic data

Step 5: Insert dynamic data

Notice that the certificate we created has no dynamic data in it. We need to place the name of the student, the name and signature of the instructor, and some other data if it is required. Therefore, from the Elements tab, select and place student’s name and instructor’s name, instructor’s signature, and any other data that you want.

certificate with dynamic data

As you can see we’ve inserted all the necessary data along with some extra info. We’ve inserted the grade of the student and a QR code as well. Each certificate will have its own unique verification ID. We’ve also placed that data below the QR code.

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Step 6: Publish!

Once you are happy with all the changes, click on publish to save your certificate design. Now the certificate design will be available in the certificate templates section of your course builder. To use this certificate that you just created, edit any course and scroll down. You will find your certificate on the top.

custom certificate on certificate template library

This way, you can create multiple certificate designs and all of those will be added to the certificate template library.

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So that is how you can use Tutor LMS Certificate Builder to create course certificates. This plugin is an admirable step taken by Themeum. This makes Tutor LMS a more powerful, comprehensive, and distinguished LMS plugin in the market.

Tutor LMS has made the world of LMS very simplified. With the help of this plugin, you can create a modern eLearning platform in no time. If you have a low budget, then you can start with the free version. You can not only build your courses with the advanced course builder, but you’ll also be able to sell those courses via WooCommerce. Once your LMS business takes off, you can choose a paid plan and take your website to the next level.

We did an overview on Tutor LMS recently, feel free to check it out if you want to know more about this plugin.

The Certificate Builder is a unique plugin. It is exclusively available on Themeum’s official website. We hope you liked using the certificate builder as much as we did. If you are having any trouble, feel free to leave a comment below and let us know if this post was helpful.

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  1. After selecting the template on the course section and publish…..The course will continue to offer the old certificate…. Why?

    • That is an unusual problem. I would suggest the following:

      1. Make sure your Certificate Builder and Tutor LMS are updated to the latest version
      2. Check if you have actually saved your changes after selecting your custom certificate

      If this doesn’t solve the problem, then email Themeum’s support team at [email protected]

  2. Hello ! How do you add an ID field to the certificate? By default it does not bring that option. *verification id* is found but it is the code of the certificate

    • Thank you for your question, right now this feature (displaying student ID dynamically) isn’t available in the Tutor LMS Certificate Builder as far as we know. You can suggest this feature on the official website of Themeum so that it might be added in later updates. Thank You.

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