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25+ Best PowerPoint Certificate Templates (Free PPT + Premium for 2020)


Do you need to make a certificate template for PowerPoint to present? Maybe you want to reward someone in your business who has done a good job. Or, maybe you want to acknowledge that someone has completed a course.

Certificate PowerPoint Template
Use the Certificate template in PowerPoint (and similar templates) to recognize employees or students.

Giving a certificate can show a coworker or employee how much you appreciate them. A teacher who has seen a big improvement in a student can recognize the student’s improvement.

You may already know that you can create print certificates from a template. But for those you often need a word processor or other graphic design tool. Did you know that there are also certificate templates in PowerPoint (PPT) that you can use?

In this article, I'll share some of the best premium and free certificate templates for PowerPoint. Your best option is to use a premium certificate template for PPT, such as those found on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. 

But if your budget is tight, you can also download certificate templates for PowerPoint for free. Plus, I'll share some great print template options from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.

Best Premium Certificates on Envato Elements for 2020 (With Unlimited Use)

Whether you're looking for editable certificate templates for PowerPoint or standard print certificate templates, Envato Elements is your best option. Envato Elements is an all-you-can-download resource for creatives. 

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You find hundreds of premium PowerPoint templates on Envato Elements.

Premium certificate templates for PowerPoint from Envato Elements are the place to start your PowerPoint presentation certificate project. Free templates are often not as robust as professionally designed templates like those available from Envato Elements.

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Hundreds of premium print certificate templates can be found on Envato Elements.

Using a template can help you save time. All you need to do is add the information you want to convey, and the certificate is ready to print. All the templates in this article are editable certificate templates for PowerPointIf your boss wants you to make a certificate quickly, then using a template is a way to produce a certificate fast.

Using a PowerPoint template can help you save time. All you need to do is add your information and customize the template to suit your needs.

5 Great Premium Business PowerPoint Templates and Certificate Templates for 2020

Here are some of the best PowerPoint templates and print certificate templates available on Envato Elements:

1. Certificate & Diploma PowerPoint Templates

Certificate  Diploma PowerPoint Templates

This certificate and diploma bundle contains 20 unique templates. All 20 editable certificate template for PowerPoint slides can be easily customized. This PowerPoint award template comes in two formats 4:3 and 16:9HD.

2. Colorful Gift Certificate

Colorful Gift Certificate

Use The Colorful Gift Certificate as a coupon to promote your business. Or, use it as a printed award certificate to present to someone for working hard. Here are some highlights of this template:

  • six color schemes
  • fully customizable
  • size 9.25x4 Inches
  • can be used in Adobe Photoshop

3. Eluska: Fresh Corporate Credentials PowerPoint

Eluska Fresh Corporate Credentials PowerPoint

Eluska has 100 slides in total and 50 unique editable slides. With this template, you get two color scheme options. Eluska is a business multipurpose template. Easily add an image of your choice by dragging the image the image placeholder. This template comes with text that can be changed and icon variations.

4. Abstract Certification Template

Abstract Certification Template

Use this Abstract Certification Template to show a coworker or student that you appreciate their hard work. Here are some key features:

  • can be used in Adobe Photoshop
  • CMYK Color Mode
  • all text is editable
  • print-ready
  • A4 and A5 size

This template has a nice and professional design.

5. Certificate


This clean and modern certificate template set features two certificate template styles. It's based on a free font for your convenience. Customize it in Adobe InDesign to reflect your organization's brand. 

Do you want more options? Here are some more PowerPoint templates and certificate designs:

More Great Premium Business PowerPoint Templates & Certificate Templates for 2020

We also have a lot of professionally designed certificate templates for PPT and print certificates on GraphicRiver.

GraphicRiver PowerPoint Templates
There are hundreds of great premium PowerPoint templates on GraphicRiver that you can use for certificates or presentations.

GraphicRiver lets you download and pay for templates individually as you need them without the commitment of a subscription. It's a great option if your budget is tight.

GraphicRiver Certificate Templates
There are hundreds of premium professional certificate templates on GraphicRiver.

Here's a curated list of some premium PPT certificate templates and print certificate templates found on GraphicRiver:

1. Web Design

Web Design

This PowerPoint template theme is based on a web page. This template comes with 120 slides total. Web design PowerPoint template gives you three color schemes to choose from. Everything in this template can be edited from the objects to the text. This template comes in two sizes: standard format and widescreen format.

2. Certificate


The certificate template has a traditional certificate design. Here are some key features of this template:

  • comes in both landscape and portrait orientation
  • image placeholder
  • text, shapes, color, and objects are easily editable

This template is a great option if you're looking for a classic certificate template.

3. i9 Template System

i9 Template System

I9 is a business PowerPoint template that's got a total of over 13000 slides and 22 unique slides. This template comes with diagrams, charts, maps, and infographics. I9 comes with eleven color scheme options to choose from to customize your presentation.

4. Modern Multipurpose Certificate

Modern Multipurpose Certificate

Use the modern multipurpose certificate template in Adobe Illustrator. This template comes with three different color schemes that you can choose from. The Modern Multipurpose Certificate template comes in A4 paper size and in landscape format.

5. Verzus Minimal PowerPoint Template

Verzus Minimal PowerPoint Template

Verzus is a business template that includes over 200 unique slides. Here are the key features of this template:

  • comes in sizes 16:9 and 4:3
  • drag and drop images
  • comes with charts, infographics, maps

This business PowerPoint template is a multipurpose template. It'll work for any professional needs.

20 Free Business Presentation Templates and Certificate Templates

Before looking for a free certificate template for PowerPoint (PPT) on the web, check Envato's free offerings first. Try out various premium template files (not always PowerPoint certificate templates at no cost to you.

Here's the deal:

Remember, you'll get your best value from professionally designed premium certificate templates. But sometimes you don't have the budget. In that case, a free download of a certificate template for PowerPoint can be just what you need.

Here's a curated list of free certificate templates:

1. Business PowerPoint Template

Business PowerPoint Template

This business PowerPoint template comes with a master slide and layout slides. It's got a total of four unique slides. The business PowerPoint template comes in two sizes: standard and widescreen.

2. Sage Green PowerPoint Certificate / Diploma Template

The Sage Green free download certificate template for PowerPoint is easy to customize. It's got a nice design that'll make the recipient happy.

3. Modern Business Template for PowerPoint and Google Slides

Modern Business Template for PowerPoint and Google Slides

Modern Business Template is completely editable from the text to the objects. This template comes in two different formats standard and widescreen. Modern Business Template comes with three unique slides that you can use in your presentation. 

4. Certificate of Scholarship (Formal Green Border)

Download the PowerPoint award certificate template for free. Use it to recognize students for their hard work. The professional-looking green border makes the certificate appropriate for all ages.

5. Businessman and Projection Screen for PowerPoint and Google Slides

Use the Businessman and Projection Screen is a template with either PowerPoint or Google Slides. This template features a nice infographic of a businessman. It'll make your presentation more appealing to look at.

6. Certificate, Employee of the Month (Gray Chain Design)

Certificate Employee of the month gray chain design

Download this certificate of appreciation template for free for PowerPoint (PPT). Use it to show a coworker or employee that you appreciate their hard work. This template is black and white, so you don't need a color printer. This certificate has a nice classic design. 

7. Target Template for PowerPoint and Google Slides

The target template includes three target themed designed slides. This template comes in standard format and widescreen format. It would go well with a business presentation where you talk about target goals.

8. High School Achievement Certificate

Give this nicely designed certificate to a student who excelled in their class. Or give it to a student who made all As. The high school achievement certificate has a blue and orange color scheme.

9. Gorge Template for PowerPoint and Google Slides

Gorge Template for PowerPoint and Google Slides

Gorge Template has a nice background design. This template is great to use if you want to use a background design.

10. Gift Certificates (Three Per Page)

Use this gift certificate template with Microsoft Word. The page layout contains three certificates per page. This template is great for anyone who needs to give out gift certificates many times a year to several people. This certificate is a money gift certificate.

11. Animated Certificate PowerPoint Template

The animated certificate comes in standard format and widescreen format. It comes with seven different certificate designs for PPT to choose from. The template includes editable colors and layouts. Edit the Animated Certificate PowerPoint to suit your needs. You can even add your own logo.

12. Certificate PowerPoint Template

Certificate PowerPoint Template

Edit this PowerPoint award certificate template for free to suit your needs. There's a nice frame on the certificate. Use this certificate for any purpose.

13. 3D Business Plan Diagram Idea for PowerPoint

Use this business template to map out business ideas. This template comes with six unique slides to choose from. Use this template in Microsoft PowerPoint.

14. Free Simple Sports Certificate Template

This sports template has nice bold letters. This PowerPoint award template is great to give a star player on your team. This template could also be given to a player who greatly improved.

15. Corporate Business PowerPoint Template

This business PowerPoint template is in a widescreen format. The design of this business template is simple and professional. It won't distract your audience. This template comes with two slide designs.

16. Certificate of Appreciation for Training Template

Certificate of Appreciation

Give this PowerPoint certificate of completion to an employee who has completed professional certification or courses for work. Besides PowerPoint, use this template with Microsoft Word, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign.

17. Business Conference PowerPoint Template Purple

Use this business template in Microsoft PowerPoint. It's got a nice design of people in a meeting. It's also got a purple background.

18. Simple Certificate of Excellence Template

This free download of a certificate template for PowerPoint (PPT) can also be used in Microsoft Word, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe InDesign. This template has a classic and professional design. It comes in portrait and landscape format.

19. Free Global Business PowerPoint Template

Free Global Business PowerPoint Template

This template comes with two different slide designs. This template is great to use of your expanding your business to many countries or if your business is in more than one country. The simple background won't distract from the information in the presentation.

20. Diploma Template for PowerPoint

Use this PowerPoint certificate of achievement template for business purposes or educational purposes. This template has a nice simple design. Easily edit this certificate template.

How to Customize a Premium Certificate Template in 5 Easy Steps

One of the best things about premium certificate templates is how easily you can customize them. To show you how to take a premium certificate template and quickly make it your own, I’ll use the premium Certificate & Diploma PowerPoint Template from Envato Elements.

Certificate  Diploma PowerPoint Template
Certificate & Diploma PowerPoint Template, a premium template from Envato Elements

This set of templates has a modern design with 20 premade designs so you can easily use one as a starting point. To customize your certificate PPT template, simply follow the steps below:

1. Choose Your Design

The first step to customizing your certificate PPT template is to choose the design you want to use. The easiest way to do this is to go to View and change it to Slide Sorter. Then, hold the SHIFT key and click on all the side designs you don’t want. Then, right-click and press Delete Slide.

Deleting slides in the PPT template
Deleting slides in the PPT template

2. Enter Your Information

The next step is to enter your information. Click on any text and highlight it. Then start typing your own text. Include what kind of certificate it is as well as who it’s for and a brief description of the certificate.

Entering custom information
Entering custom information in the PPT template.

3. Customize Fonts

As you’re editing the text, customize the fonts with your company’s brand fonts. Select the text you’re working with and then choose your preferred font from the drop-down menu on the Home tab.

Customizing fonts in this PPT template
Customizing the fonts in this certificate template.

4. Customize Colors

To customize the colors used in your certificate PPT template, right-click on the colored shape and select Format Shape. In this example, customize the gradient by choosing one of the premade gradients or by entering your own color combination.

Customizing colors in this certificate template bundle
Customizing fonts

5. Add Your Own Signature

The final step is to add your own signature photo. Double-click on the signature image and select Change Picture > From File. Then, insert your own signature photo.

Adding a signature photo
Adding a signature photo

5 Tips to Make Great Certificate PowerPoint Designs for 2020

If you're struggling to figure out what type of certificate design to use, these tips can help:

1. Determine the Purpose

Certificate of completion
A premium certificate template

The first thing that you want to do before you start looking for a certificate is to determine the purpose. There are many reasons for presenting a certificate to someone. Some examples include:

  • a gift certificate
  • an achievement certificate
  • a training completion certificate
  • and more

Determining the purpose of the certificate will help you to know what to look for in a template.

2. Add a Signature

On all certificates, there's a place for the person who is giving the certificate to sign. This gives the certificate a personal touch. Having the signature also lets the recipient know who gave them the certificate.

3. Customize

Certificate of completion
A customizable premium certificate 

All templates are easily customizable. Customize the certificate template is by using your business's color scheme or your school's color scheme. You can also customize the certificate by changing the font or text.

Another way to customize the certificate is to add your company logo, team logo, or school mascot. Customizing the certificate template gives the certificate a personal touch.

4. Pick the Correct Font

When customizing your template, you may want to choose a super fancy font. That's okay, but make sure that the font is readable. You want the person receiving the certificate or award to be able to read the award. Choosing a legible font also looks more professional than a font that's not easy to read.

5. Don't Clutter

Certificate of Achievement
Notice the fonts on this premium certificate

When customizing your template, you may want to add a lot of text or extra objects. It's okay to add these things, but make sure that it isn't overwhelming. If your customizations become too cluttered, they can distract from the purpose of the certificate. 

Too much text can also be distracting for the recipient of the award. By keeping a simple design, you won't overwhelm the recipient of the certificate.

5 Benefits of Using the Best PowerPoint Certificate Templates With Pro Designs (In 2020)

Are you still wondering what’s the benefit of using a premium certificate PPT template to create a certificate? Here are five reasons why you should use a great certificate PPT template in 2020:

  1. Premium templates save you time. When you use one of the best PowerPoint certificate templates, you’ll already have the basic layout and filler content in place. All you've got to do is replace the placeholder content with your own. 
  2. The professional design gives you the best possible certificate. You’ll be able to export your certificate and present it while being sure that it looks polished and professional. 
  3. You don’t have to wonder about what to include on your certificate. Simply use the placeholders to guide you on what information you need to add.
  4. You don't give up customization. Just because the certificate template already has a design in place, that doesn’t mean you can’t customize it to match your brand and style. 
  5. The certificate will stand out. Most companies will use the built-in certificate templates for their software. This can make your certificate look generic. These premium-based templates are sure to stand out because it's unlikely that your peers will use custom PPT designs.

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More Great PowerPoint Templates

Want to see even more great PowerPoint template examples? Check out these roundups below, featuring PowerPoint templates with professional and modern designs for all kinds of presentations as well as trending styles highlighted in our Ultimate PowerPoint Template Guide:

Download a Premium Certificate Template for PowerPoint for Template Today!

Are you ready to create a certificate template in PowerPoint (PPT) or using other software?

By downloading a premium template, you save time from having to try to create a certificate template for PPT from scratch. Premium templates are also more professional than free downloads of certificate templates for PowerPoint that you may find online.

Why not get started on your next certificate project today? Download an editable certificate template for PowerPoint from Envato Elements or GraphicRiver.

Editorial Note: Our staff updates this post regularly adding the best new PowerPoint (PPT) certificate templates with professional and popular designs.

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