Certificates of achievement are awarded to individuals upon reaching a milestone, showing exceptional performance, attained a particular proficiency, or stood out in a course, or achieved success in a momentous performance at the workplace.
Certificates of achievement are one way of recognizing someone's accomplishment or awarding him/her with recognition in the form of a document. These certificates are usually awarded to a group of people at the same time, such as students enrolled in a crash course or a summer internship program. Certificates of achievement are also an effective way of appreciating one's work that results in the lifting up of self-esteem, motivation, and morale. These are awarded from schools, colleges, higher education institutions as well as vocational institutes.