GoHighLevel Course Completion Certificates

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GoHighLevel has launched certificates that can be assigned to students when they complete a course. 

The certificates can be fully edited and customized to suit your branding and style.

Key Takeaways:

What Are GoHighLevel Course Completion Certificates?

GoHighLevel course completion certificates are a new tool inside the platform’s “Memberships” feature.

Now you can issue certificates when students complete one of your courses. The certificate is issued via email and includes a sharable link, so the student can provide proof of completion to anyone who requires it.

The Benefits of Using GoHighLevel Course Completion Certificates

Products

Course completion certificates provide many benefits to you and your students:

  • They provide an incentive to complete the course and help drive engagement.
  • It’s a way of providing a reward for your student’s hard work.
  • Course certificates make your course feel more professional and authentic.
  • Certificates provide proof to others that a student has successfully completed all the course material.

Of course, we’re talking about unaccredited certificates here, so they don’t hold the same weight as a certificate issued from an official body or organization. However, they are still a great way to celebrate the completion of a course.

You could also use certificates as a way to increase revenue. For example, if you have several related courses, you can provide a bonus course for free if a student completes and gains certificates from each one.

Or, you could have an advanced course available, but students must hold a certificate for the beginner’s course to access it.

Examples of GoHighLevel Course Completion Certificates

Currently, there are five certificate templates to choose from. All can be customized and edited:

Examples of GoHighLevel Course Completion Certificates

The first template is a portrait design with a fancy border and plain background. It also includes a clipart image which we feel is reminiscent of Windows 98 – totally outdated. 

You’ll see throughout the templates there are several terrible clipart images like this. Don’t worry, they can be swapped out with something more modern-looking!

first template is a portrait

The second template is plainer than the first, with gold accents. All the text on the templates can be modified, and you can upload your own signature or create one using a scripted font in the editing tool.

with gold accents

This is probably our favorite template. Apart from the terrible clipart, the aesthetic is clean and modern. Note the text in brackets. These are custom fields that will prepopulate the certificates with certain information upon being issued.

favorite template

Now for a simple landscape design. This one is made a little more interesting by using a patterned background. You can choose from a handful of preset backgrounds, select a color, or upload your own.

simple landscape

The last template is also landscape and offers a minimal design. This is a good one to use if you don’t want to start from scratch but also want a mostly blank slate to customize.

How to Use GoHighLevel Course Completion Certificates (Step by Step)

How to Use GoHighLevel Course Completion Certificates (Step by Step)

Step 1: Log into GoHighLevel and enter the relevant sub-account. Click “Memberships” found in the left-hand menu and then find and click “Certificates” at the top of the screen.

Certificates

Step 2: Click “New” in the top-right corner and choose to either create a certificate using a template or start from scratch with a black page.

If you pick “Blank Certificate,” you will be taken straight to the editing screen. For this guide, we’re going to pick a template.

Blank Certificate

Step 3: A pop-up will appear. Pick your favorite template and click to highlight it, then click “Confirm.”

click to highlight it

Step 4: The editing screen will open along with your chosen template. On the left, you will see all the elements you can add to the page. Simply drag and drop them into the desired spot.

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can add:

  • Layout: Switch between landscape and portrait, choose between four different frame styles.
  • Background: Upload a background image, change the background color, or select one of four background patterns.
  • Header: Add header text (including custom fields).
  • Text: Add standard text (including custom fields).
  • Image: Upload your own images (we recommend doing this instead of using the available clipart images).
  • Badge: Pick from five clipart badges.
  • Signature: Create a digital signature using one of six cursive signature fonts.
Layout

Step 5: When you are done editing, click “Save” in the top-right corner. You can also hit the “Preview” button to see what the finished design looks like.

design looks like

Step 6: Next, you need to assign the certificate to a course. Head back to the “Memberships” tab and click “Courses” at the top.

Memberships” tab

Step 7: From the dropdown menu, select “Products.”

The Benefits of Using GoHighLevel Course Completion Certificates

Step 8: All your created courses will appear on the screen. Click the one you want to assign the certificate to.

created courses

Step 9: Under the course title, you have some options in small text. Click “Certificates.”

Certificates

Step 10: In the “Certificates” tab, click “Attach Certificate” found in the top-right corner. A pop-up will appear. Select your certificate from the dropdown and hit “Save.”

found in the top-right corner

Step 11: The certificate is now listed and assigned for your course. To access the settings, click the three dots to the right of the certificate name.

certificate is now listed

Here are the available certificate settings:

  • Preview: This lets you preview the certificate and view it as a student would.
  • Edit: Opens up the editing screen where you can customize the certificate.
  • Mark Inactive: This will prevent the certificate from being issued.
  • Delete: Removes the certificate altogether and allows you to select a different one.
Mark Inactive

Step 12: To see who has achieved a certificate, head back to “Memberships” and click the “Certificates” tab. Then, click on “Issued Certificates.”

All students who have received a certificate will be listed here. If you click the three dots to the right of a name, you can preview the certificate or you can click to revoke access.

Revoking access makes the sharable certificate link that the student received inactive and unusable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students can share their GoHighLevel certificates publicly by copying their sharable certificate link and sending it to whoever has requested it.

You can create your own GoHighLevel course completion certificate. You can do this either by starting with a blank certificate and adding and editing the desired elements, or by picking a template and customizing it.

Currently, you can assign one GoHighLevel course completion certificate per course. If you want to change a certificate that is assigned to a course, you must first delete the existing one and then upload a new one.

GoHighLevel certificates can be revoked for any student of your choosing. Once the certificate has been revoked, the student’s sharable certificate link becomes inactive and the certificate cannot be viewed.

There are two ways to stop sending GoHighLevel certificates for a course. Mark it as “inactive” and the certificate won’t get sent until you mark it as “active” once more. Equally, you can delete the certificate altogether.

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  • Janette Bonnet

    Janette Bonnet is a Senior Writer at SupplyGem. She’s been in the teaching and training field for over 10 years and has been writing about it for more than 5 years. She knows a lot about online course tools like GoHighLevel, Systeme.io, and Teachable. Thanks to her long experience and a professional training certification she earned from CIPD, she’s great at helping readers understand these platforms. When you read her articles, you’re getting advice from someone who’s actually used and knows these tools inside out. Beyond her professional endeavors, Janette has dedicated many years to volunteering, especially in animal welfare, showcasing her commitment to giving back to the community.

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