Meaning of “certified” in the English Dictionary

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"certified" in British English

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certifiedadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈsɜː.tɪ.faɪd/ us /ˈsɝː.t̬ə.faɪd/

having a document that proves that you have successfully finished a course of training:

a certified teacher/nurse

(Definition of “certified” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"certified" in American English

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certifiedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈsər·t̬əˌfɑɪd/

having a document that proves you have successfully completed a course of training:

a certified teacher
[ + to infinitive ] She is certified to practice medicine.

(Definition of “certified” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"certified" in Business English

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certifiedadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈsɜːtɪfaɪd/ us /ˈsɝːṱə-/

approved by an official organization to do a particular job because you have successfully completed its examination and proved that you have the necessary training and qualifications:

All certified dental assistants have been certified by the Dental Assisting National Board.
a certified accountant
certified financial planners

(Definition of “certified” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)