How to Write an Experience Certificate

Updated February 21, 2017

An experience certificate is a letter of reference written on the behalf of a designated employee that confirms the time that person spent at a given company and attests to their skills, intelligence and work habits. It's an important letter to have when searching for a new job. While a letter of reference can be an entire page or longer, an experience certificate is usually one concise paragraph.

Type the date in the top right corner. Skip a line. Type the following salutation: "To Whom It May Concern:" on the top left side of the paper, though underneath the date. Such an unspecific salutation is important as the person whom this certificate of experience is about will no doubt reuse it various times when applying for various jobs.

Explain that you are writing on behalf of a particular person and state that person's full name. Describe in what capacity the person worked for you and give the person's exact job title. State the given amount of time that person worked for you and give the exact dates.

Describe the character and work habits of the person for whom you are writing. Be positive and specific based on your knowledge of this person in the workplace. Choose words and phrases that will be memorable. Use a thesaurus, if necessary.

Write a closing sentence that sums up your opinions and thoughts toward the person you are writing about. Good closing sentences are: "I wish him every success in life" or "He would be an enormous asset to any company" or "He'll be successful at any endeavour he embarks upon."

Close your letter with "Regards," or "Sincerely" and then type your name underneath. Type your title directly underneath your name.

Print the letter out on company letterhead. Sign it.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Thesaurus
  • Printer
  • Company letterhead
  • Pen
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Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."