Trinity SELT Certificates

What is a digital certificate?

A digital certificate is an electronic document that shows proof of a qualification. Trinity College London gives all candidates who have passed their Secure English Language Test (SELT) a digital certificate. The digital certificate looks the same and holds the same importance as a paper certificate.

Digital certificates benefits include:

  • Quick and safe electronic delivery
  • Simple verification for employers, institutions and governments such as the UKVI
  • The ability to download and electronically store the digital certificate
  • Access to your digital certificate anytime on the online Accredible platform

Once results are verified, candidates will receive an email with a link to download and access their digital certificate. Trinity SELT has engaged with Accredible, a trusted company, to offer this safe and fast service.

What is a Unique Electronic Reference Number (UER)?

The Unique Electronic Reference Number (UER) is what you'll need to show that you've successfully passed your SELT exam for your visa application to the UKVI. You won't have to provide a printed certificate.

Your Unique Electronic Reference Number (UER) will be displayed on your Trinity certificate, whether it's in digital or printed format.

Here's an example of how your UER will be displayed: TCL/123456/123456/123456789.

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How do I view and share my digital certificate?


You will receive an email with your final result.

  • GESE- within 4-7 days of the exam date
  • ISE -within 21 days of the exam date


If you pass your test, Trinity will send you an email through the Accredible system. The email will come from

Do not reply to this mailbox. If you have any questions, please email


The email will show a picture of your digital certificate. Click on "View my certificate" to view it on the Accredible system


A new web browser window will open on the Accredible website, and you will see your digital certificate. You can view your digital certificate in this way at any time. 


To download your digital certificate, move down the page and click on "sign in to access more options"


A new window will appear. Click on "Forgot password"


You will need to type your email address and click "Request link".

You must use the same email address that we sent your digital certificate link to.


You will get a NEW email to change your password. Click on "reset password" and type a password you want to use.


Click on "Go to sign in". Enter your email address and the new password you made.

Click on "sign in"


Click on "My credentials"


This will show a page with your certificate. Click on your digital certificate.


Scroll down to find a list of options. From here you can: share, download, or email your digital certificate.


Can I get a paper certificate?

If you want a paper certificate, you can buy one online when you book your test. Look for "optional products" at checkout, or call our Customer Service on 0333 358 3183.

Paper Certificates cost £12.50.

When you pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) with Trinity, you will get a digital certificate that is included in your test fee. This certificate will have your Unique Electronic Reference Number (UER), which is what you need when applying for a UK visa.

For our full terms and conditions on paper certificates please click here.

Certificates most frequently asked questions

Trinity offers both digital and paper certificates, and both types are accepted and valid for UKVI applications. The main difference is the delivery method. Digital certificates provide a faster and more secure way to receive your certificate. Paper certificates are sent by post via Royal Mail 1st class delivery.

Yes, it is. A digital certificate is an electronic document that shows proof of a qualification, just like a paper certificate.  
Use your UER number, when making your application, which can be found at the bottom of your certificate. 

The Unique Electronic Reference Number (UER) looks like this example: TCL/123456/123456/123456789 

All Trinity certificates are valid for life as evidence of the candidate’s achievement and performance in a Trinity exam. However, where qualifications are used for UK visa or immigration purposes, they are valid for 2 years from the date of the exam.

GESE: Within 24 hours of getting the final result email, you'll receive an email with a link to view your digital certificate in the Accredible system. This email usually arrives 4-7 days after your exam date. 

ISE: Within 24 hours of getting the final result email, you'll receive an email with a link to view your digital certificate in the Accredible system. This email usually arrives within 21 days after your exam date.

Please check your junk/spam folder and if you still can’t find it please call us on 0333 358 3183 or email  

Follow our step-by-step guide here to download all Trinity digital certificates as a PDF file through the secure Accredible system.

No, we can't send your certificate as a PDF attachment via email. To download your certificate, follow our step-by-step guide here.

If you have spotted an error on your digital certificate, please call us on 0333 358 3183 or email  

Yes, you can purchase a paper certificate for £12.50. You can do this when booking your test or by calling our Customer Service team on 0333 358 3183. This will be sent after you have received your final result email and if you have passed.

If you would like a replacement certificate because your original paper certificate was lost or damaged, please call us on 0333 358 3183 or email