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    'Certificate' vs 'Certification'

    Hi there,

    May I know the basic difference between the two? For example, in the case of IELTS are the candidates issues a certification or a certificate? (I think it must be certification, because there's no education/training course provided by the exam administrators.)

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    Re: 'Certificate' vs 'Certification'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    May I know the basic difference between the two?
    Have you checked any dictionary websites first?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    For example, in the case of IELTS are the candidates issued a certification or a certificate?
    They are issued (with) a certificate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    I think it must be certification, because there's no education/training course provided by the exam administrators.
    I can't see the connection. You don't always need to do a course to get a certificate in something.

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    Re: 'Certificate' vs 'Certification'

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post


    I can't see the connection. You don't always need to do a course to get a certificate in something.
    The connection is what I got from the search I did. I think they sort of meant one needs to go through a course before being issued a certificate. I'm not sure though.

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    Re: 'Certificate' vs 'Certification'

    A certificate is just to formally declare that a candidate being certified has achieved a certain standard in a subject.
    The candidate may have achieved the standard with or without having gone through a course. Of course, going through a course would enhance the chance of the candidate getting the certification.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: 'Certificate' vs 'Certification'

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    A certificate is just to formally declare that a candidate being certified has achieved a certain standard in a subject.
    The candidate may have achieved the standard with or without having gone through a course. Of course, going through a course would enhance the chance of the candidate getting the certification.
    Thanks. However, you have used the two terms interchangeably for the same context. Would that suggest there's no difference in their usage?

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