Add signature to certificate

Add your handwritten signature to an online certificate. Free eSignature software
Add signature to certificate
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How to add a signature to a certificate

First, create your digital signature using an eSignature software such as SignHouse. Then, upload your certificate  and add your electronic signature to the document. A third-party signature maker such as SignHouse can help you create your electronic signature and add it to the certificate in less than a minute.

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1. Upload the certificate

Select the document that you want to electronically sign. In this case, your certificate.

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2. Set the signees

Define who's going to digitally sign a certificate. It can either be just you or other people as well.

3. Add your signature

Drag and drop your signature where you want it to be on the certificate.

Sign an online certificate — it's 100% free!

With SignHouse, you can create and add an electronic signature to an online certificate. In fact, our eSignature software works even for offline certificates, as you can scan the certificate and upload it to SignHouse — then, you can create and add your signature in a couple of ways. For instance, you can draw your signature or type it out with handwritten or Sans Serif fonts to make sure the signature on your certificate looks just as you want it.

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Use a mobile or a desktop to sign

Do you prefer a computer over your phone, or is it the other way around? Regardless, we've got you covered. With SignHouse, you can eSign a certificate using any of your devices - whether that's a phone or a PC.

As many signees as you require

You can sign a certificate all by yourself, or you can also invite other people to add their digital signature to the virtual certificate. Regardless of how many people you need, SignHouse helps you get their signatures.

Everybody can eSign. It's easy!

With our product being tested over and over again, we're more than happy to announce that anybody can electronically sign certificates with ease. The process of digitally signing certificates is really intuitive as well.

Your privacy is always respected

We totally get it - you are going to upload important files such as your signature and certificates. That's why we've promised to never send your files away without your will. For more, check our privacy policy.

Why sign an online certificate with us?

Adding your online signature to an online certificate with SignHouse can bring you lots of advantages. Although, we'd like to believe that the greatest advantage of our product is the pricing - we're offering quite a generous free plan that lets you see what's there to achieve with the power of our eSig software for free. Why not give it a try?

Use your handwriting

Start electronically signing certificates with the help of your all-time signature: the handwritten one. Design your eSignature by importing a picture, drawing, or even using text with font that’s similar to your handwriting style.

An optimised product

At SignHouse, you’re going to electronically sign online certificates without any hassle. Our product has been tried & analysed so that you’ll encounter no bugs, errors, or any sort of issues to would slow your workflow. eSigns, made easy.

More than just certificates

When you sign up for our eSign software, you’re going to see what else you can really achieve with the power of this tool. For instance, we’re here to help you sign more other documents than certificates. Here you can see all of our tools.

We’re at your disposal

There are some questions that a post like this can’t always reply, and we totally understand that. Simply click the bubble in the bottom-right corner if any page on our website in order to get in touch with our live chat team. We’re always happy to clear your concerns.

What they say about us

No-brainer pricing for a small business - or even big business, I reckon : - )

Tried the product. Worked like a charm. Never had any problem + the clean UI got us. Wish there would be more features, but I believe in the team behind.
Harsh G.
Founder, CEO
SignHouse has been nothing short of convenient, efficient and fast. Oh and top notch customer support too...

Couldn't ask for more!
Julie M.
Executive Administrative Assistant
SignHouse has made a big difference in the workflow of my business. Sure there are other, more mature e-signing platforms out there, but they are all convoluted and too focused on big, enterprise companies. It feels like SignHouse is on our side.
Michael B.
Photography Consultant
Getting documents to parents is significantly simpler now. However, even more importantly, parents aren't getting lost in the signing process anymore. 👍
Sandy T
SignHouse was AMAZING for what we needed. "Do one thing and do it well" - they've nailed that, as everyone is very happy with the product here.

Looking forward to seeing how the product develops, as the team is super ambitious.
Kate Gross
Manager at
"Simpler, yet does the job better than most of the clunky eSignature software out there"
"SignHouse cut down on our signing processes by at least 50% - and we were using eSignature software before as well"
"I just never thought signing documents can ever become a pleasurable experience"

Frequently asked questions

Can I sign a virtual certificate?

Yes, signing online certificates is easy. You just have to upload the file, create your free signature and put it on the document.

How do I add a digital certificate to a PDF?

To add a digital certificate to a PDF signature in Adobe Acrobat, you'll need to follow the next steps.

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat
  2. Upload your PDF
  3. Go to Tools
  4. Scroll down to Forms and Certificates
  5. Select “Open”, under “Certificates”
  6. Select “Digitally Sign” on the top bar
  7. Click Configure New Digital ID.
  8. Fill in the relevant data
  9. When you’re done, click Sign → Apply the signature

That's it. Now your signature comes with a digital certificate! 

How do I add a certificate signature to a PDF?

It's free and it takes 10 seconds:

Upload your PDF certificate to SignHouse > Create your free eSignature > Add it to the certificate.

How do I add a signature to a certificate in Word?

Here's how to add a signature to your Word certificate:

  1. Upload the Microsoft Word certificate in our system;
  2. Create your electronic signature;
  3. Deploy the signature on the document.
Where should a signature be placed on a certificate?

Your electronic certificate should be placed either in the middle or on the right side at the bottom of the certificate.

Are your electronic signatures legal?

Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!

Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.

Are you adding an actual eSignature or just an image?

All signatures are a real, eSignature that is 100% legally binding.

We save important, relevant data (that can be used legally in all types of situations, including in courts) such as identifiable details of a person, IP addresses, etc, just so our electronic signatures can be as valid as digital signatures can get.

What about privacy and security?

SignHouse's signatures are secure for all kinds of businesses and companies. All our signatures happen on a secure, SSL-connected domain. Documents are not made public and unique keys are generated through SignHouse so that privacy and security are at the foundation of the documents on our platform.

How do my signees get to sign with SignHouse?

We've streamlined the signing process so that your signees can sign your documents with no hurdles at all — and with the smallest amount of steps required. It can take as little as 30 seconds! 

How do you compare to ______?

We have a generous free plan, so we highly encourage you to make the comparison yourself! It costs you nothing - and no hard feelings if you don't want to go with us.

We would really love to know what made you go with us or somebody else! If you could take a moment to write to us about that, we'd highly appreciate it.

What if I have more questions?

Then we're standing by to help. Contact us, and we'll do our best to help 🤗

What's different about SignHouse?

SignHouse is completely free to start. Just upload a doc and start signing in a few minutes!
What’s your cost of losing doc signatures just because signing didn't work on mobile? We fix that.
Optimized for 0 headache
SignHouse was made to simplify the eSigning. Long gone are the days of clunky solutions.
Trackable documents
Documents signed with SignHouse come with simple analytics that just don’t give you a headache.
It Just Works™
Big, old software is buggy, clunky and slow. Built with simplicity in mind, we make signing a breeze.
Fast to use, fast to load. The SignHouse experience will be snappy for you and your signers.

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