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I am building for a client online certification application. Person will complete a short training (few slides) and after that the person will get the certificate proving completion of the "course". How to call that person (preferably one word)?

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    Related: english.stackexchange.com/q/416545/17956 – Jim May 6 at 16:01
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    I would strongly suggest that you avoid "certifiable". – Hot Licks May 6 at 16:10
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    My point is that "certifiable" means "insane", and is an insult. (I gather you understand this, but just in case.) – Hot Licks May 6 at 16:44
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    One word often use to describe someone who has received certification from a certifying authority is accredited. according to Merriam-Webster Online, the verb accredit means (1) to give official authorization to or approval of: (a) to provide with credentials; (b) to recognize or vouch for as conforming with a standard; (c) to recognize (an educational institution) as maintaining standards that qualify the graduates for admission to higher or more specialized institutions or for professional practice ..." Does that meet your needs? – Sven Yargs May 6 at 23:58
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    @SvenYargs I think accredit is so far the best option. I think I am going to use that. If you post it as an answer, unless I will get something better in the meantime I will accept it as the right answer. – Juraj.Lorinc May 7 at 15:40
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Technically, this would be dramatically overstating the certified person's achievements, but within the context of your application or website, you could reasonably refer to them as graduates:

1: a holder of an academic degree or diploma
definition from m-w.com

In this case, the "diploma" is merely the certificate that you issued, but that should be clear enough from the context of the application.

  • I think it would be too much for my case. As you stated it would be dramatically overstating the certified person's achievements. But thanks anyway. – Juraj.Lorinc May 7 at 15:41

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