Original WAEC Certificate Collection: How To Go About It Easily

A lot of students who wish to collect waec certificate, ask questions such as how can I get my original waec Certificate, what are the requirements for collection of waec certificate? How can I get waec certificate online?


In this article I will give you a complete guide and step by step procedure to follow and collect your original waec certificate.

To avoid high charge of waec original collection, you are advised to collect your certificate on time, below is the charge of waec collection at different years.

  • 0 – 4 years = N3,500
  • 5 -9 years = N8,500
  • 10 – 14 yeas = N13,500
  • 15 – 19 years = N 18,500
  • 20 years and above = N23,500

Now that you know the amount of money you will pay to collect your certificate is time to act fast, below is the step you should take;

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WAEC Original Certificate Collection Guidelines | Online & Offline

The west African Examination council (waec) has release a step by step process for online and offline collection of original certificate for School candidates and Private Candidates Nationwide.
The West African Examination Council, WAEC are the body involved in conducting the Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in African Countries. Waec original certificate collection can be in two ways;

  1. For school candidates
  2. For private Candidates

WAEC Original Certificates Collection Process for School Candidates (May/June) | OFFLINE ONLY.

Candidates or Students who sat for the Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) at their various schools are called School candidates and can get or collect their Original Certificates from the School Authorities as it will have been dispatched to them after 6 months of the release of results.

NOTE: Your school are free to charge you any amount of money pending on how long the certificate has been in their custody, so please do not complain.

Candidates or Students who sat for the Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) at various EXTERNAL CENTERS are called Private candidates and can get or collect their Original Certificates only from any WAEC Offices in that particular state they wrote the examination or Online by following the guidelines below:

NOTE: You can’t write your Private Examination in Lagos State and expect to collect your certificate in any WAEC Office in Abuja.

Collection of certificates by private candidates will be based on online requests by such candidates via the platform.

WAEC Original Certificate Online Payment Guidelines (Private Candidates)

Payments can be made through the portal, Banks-in-branch (Payments via all Branches of Banks), USSD or Debit Cards (MasterCard, Visa and Verve) to the designated WAEC Account. The certificate collection fee is Four Thousand Seven Hundred Naira (N4,700) only. 

  1. Visit ↱
  2. Click on the Certificate Request Tab  ↱
  3. Select Examination Diet i.e Private Candidates First Series or Private Candidates Second Series
  4. Select Examination Year i.e 2019, 2020
  5. Enter your WAEC Examination Number (Your 10 digit Examination Number (Centre Number plus your 3 digits Candidate No)
  6. Click on the Continue Button to ascertain availability of your certificate and make payment online for the service or print out the payment slip and visit any bank for offline payment.
  7. After payment, Wait for your Original WAEC Certificate to be processed and delivered to your preferred WAEC Office in your area or locality ten working days after confirmation of Payment..

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I check my WAEC Certificate status?

  •  Click on ‘Check Status’ on the portal. Enter the Reference Number on your Invoice.
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How do I pay for my WAEC Certificate?
There are three payment options available on the portal:

  • Bank In-Branch
  • USSD
  • Card Payment

For Bank In-Branch, take the Printed Invoice to any bank branches for Payment.

For USSD, make payment by entering the USSD code that corresponds with the bank account you wish to debit. Once it is successful, your Invoice would be sent to the e-mail address supplied when making requisition for the Certificate.

For Card Payment, select Card Payment Option, enter all card parameters, once it is successful, the system generates an Invoice for the Payment.

How do I collect my Certificate?

  •  Visit the preferred pick-up Location selected when making requisition to collect your Certificate. 

NB: The Certificate would be made available ten working days after confirmation of Payment.

Kindly note that after been issued your Original WAEC Certificate you are to ensure the safety of the certificate as the examination body doesn’t issue the certificates twice.









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