How To Get Your WAEC Certificate

How To Get Your WAEC Certificate? If you’re wondering about the process of obtaining your WAEC certificate, worry no more! In this blog post, we’ll guide you step-by-step on how to request your original WAEC result online. Whether you took the exam as a school candidate or at a private center, this guide is for you.

How To Get Your WAEC Certificate

The WAEC original certificate holds significance as it serves as proof of your secondary school completion. However, its importance goes beyond that, making it a valuable document for every individual. Now, let’s delve into the two ways candidates can obtain their WAEC result from the West Africa Examination Council after completing the examination: through the candidate’s school or as an individual.

For students who wrote their WAEC as school candidates, obtaining the results from the school should be straightforward. However, if you fall into the category of those who wrote the exams in a private center, you’ll find the necessary steps outlined in this blog post.

So, if you’re curious to learn more about the process and ensure you have all the information needed to acquire your Certificate, make sure to read through this comprehensive blog post. Unlock your path to securing this essential document for your academic and professional journey!”

Requirements to Get Your Original WAEC Result in WAEC Office

To be able to get your original certificate from the West Africa Examination Council office, there are certain documents that you need to prepare and they include:

  • Your Photo Card
  • Your Sworn Affidavit
  • Your WAEC result print-out
  • Your identity card
  • A passport-size photograph

And that is it. When requesting your original WAEC result from the office, these are the things that you will need to bring along. In addition, for private individuals, you need to bring along a collection fee.

How Much Does It Cost To Get Your Original WAEC Certificate?

Lately, there has been an increment in the cost of collecting original WAEC certificates. The cost of collecting your WAEC original certificate is not the same as it used to be. Here is how much it cost to get your WAEC certificate for different categories:

  • For both new and old candidates, they will collect their certificate for N7,500
  •  To be able to share the certificate it cost N3500
  • For certificate confirmation for fraud prevention, it cost about N5,000

This all sums up to a total of N16,000 to collect, share, retrieve, and confirm your certificate.

How to Make Payment for Your WAEC Result?

Private candidates who want to request for WAEC certificate online will have to make a payment through either of the following ways:

  • USSD: payments for WAEC original certificate can be made through your bank USSD code.
  • Bank-in-Branch: candidates can make payment for the collection of WAEC certificates in any bank branch closest to them.
  • Card Payment: debit cards and credit cards can also be used as a mode of payment.

These are the accepted ways that you can make payment for the collection of your WAEC original certificate.

How Long Does It Take To Get The Original WAEC Result?

This varies depending on the type of candidate. For private candidates, the original certificate will be ready 90 days after the result is released. It will be advisable to get your original certificate as soon as possible because the council will charge you a penalty for late collection.

However, for school candidates, six months after the official release of their WAEC results, their original WAEC certificate will be ready in their prospective school. It will be advisable for students to get theirs as soon as possible. This is because the school could charge extra fees.

How to Get Your Original WAEC Certificate for School Candidates

Candidates who wrote their WAEC in a school will have to get their certificate from the school authority only six months after the release of the result. This is the only way for school candidates to obtain their original certificates.

How to Get Your Original Certificate for Private Candidates

Private candidates will have to request their certificate from the West Africa Examination Council office or online. This original certificate is ready only 90 days after the release of the official result. Furthermore, there are two ways that private candidates can request their original WAEC certificate and this is through the WAEC office and online.

How to Get Your Original WAEC Certificate Online

Don’t know how to request your WAEC original certificate online? no problem, just follow these easy steps below:

  • Connect to the internet
  • Open your web browser and visit the
  • You will be taken to a new page
  • Choose the certificate request tab
  • Choose your examination date
  • Choose the year of your examination
  • Enter your WAEC examination number
  • Choose the Continue button
  • Then you make your payment either offline or online.

After payment confirmation, your certificate will be sent to any preferred WAEC office of your choice in 10 working days.

How to Retrieve a Lost Original WAEC Certificate

If you have misplaced your original WAEC certificate, you can retrieve it at the nearest WAEC office closest to you.  However, before you are able to retrieve your WAEC certificate, there are some documents that you need to provide and they include:

  • An affidavit for WAEC attestation of the result
  • A passport photograph
  • Printout of online result

Once you have all these documents in place, you can proceed to request the retrieval of your lost  WAEC certificate from the WAEC office. Make sure that you come along with the collection fee which cost about N25,000 and adhere to the instructions given by the officials.