How to make QR codes for certificates and verify documents

Last updated:   May 05, 2022

To combat the rampant circulation of fake documents, QR codes on certificates are also used by many authorities both private and public sector to verify and authenticate important documents. 

Apart from being known as a tech tool that gives a digital space to products and items, QR codes have also become an essential element when it comes to fighting fake documents.

Certificates are issued by different departments and authorities to an individual, or even included in product items for various reasons such as proof of product validation, for academic purposes, or for a license.

In this case, the authorized personnel in charge of making copies of these certificates usually generates a soft copy of the document. 

However, with most of the tech tools available online with just one click, making fake documents are not far from impossible. 

With the quick availability of software like Photoshop, and Adobe Indesign, and with anyone having basic designing knowledge, making counterfeit documents can instantly be made in minutes. 

Even more so, it can even be challenging to verify if it is fake or authentic.   

With e-certificates powered by Quick Response codes, fake certificates and documents can be prevented. 

QR codes on certificates and how does it work? 

QR codes can embed different types of information. It uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji) to store data efficiently.

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Using QR codes on certificates, you can redirect scanners to the information of the document to the official website online where they can verify if it's authentic or not. 

All this data is saved in a database and publicly/privately accessible only via a URL.

When the individual or the authority wants to check if the certificate’s original, he can scan the QR code printed on the certificate, and he will be landed to the website’s URL and view the information on the website’s official database which cannot be counterfeited. 


QR code for document verification: FDA Adds QR Code to Certain Export Certificates for Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration or (FDA) has rolled out QR code-based regulations for food security and authentication by adding QR codes on export certificates issued for human food products exported from the United States.

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To strengthen the security measures for exported human products from the US, the FDA launched the QR code initiative on product certificates that, when scanned, will access the copy of the certificate issued by the FDA.

The Certificate for Exportability with added unique QR codes will allow for easy verification of the human food products and authenticate the certificates.

Solution: Introducing QR codes on certificates to provide authenticity

Here's a simple step-by-step process on how it works

  • The unique QR code is printed on certificates
  • When the user scans he will be directed to a page to check if the certificate is original 
  • The user scans a unique URL that contains a token that allows us to check if the product is real.

This is the safest way to avoid counterfeit certificates as they can't be copied.

The QR codes printed on certificates will act as an identifier that will enable the end-user to access the data online in its official database or to the central web system where they can validate the product

Users can access the validation details and other information by scanning the QR code using a smartphone device such a

How to make URL QR codes in bulk with the number and log-in authentication for certificates  

  • Download the sample template
  • In your google sheet in excel, edit/update the QR code
  • Save as a CSV file and upload into the bulk QR code feature

The QR codes are printed and generated in URL with the number and log-in authentication in bulk, with each unique code containing information for each product.

Before distribution, these codes are entered into the electronic database system.

Other ways to use QR codes to verify certificates online 

Generate a PDF QR code 

You can also convert your PDF or word document into a QR code and print it on certificates. When scanned, it will redirect the scanners to the official website online where they can verify it for themselves.

Generate your QR codes for certificates with the QRTIGER QR code generator

With an e –certificate powered by QR codes, authenticating important documents with only using a smartphone device won’t be as hard as before.

Use the QRTIGER QR code generator online and generate your QR codes for certificates today. 

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