If individual certificates are lost or damaged within the centre, we will issue free replacement certificates for a limited time. Following this time, there will be a charge (see our fees).
After a further period, we will no longer provide replacement certificates and centres will be issued with a certifying statement of results, which is an official copy of the results.
The table below shows when charges apply and for how long replacements will be provided before certifying statements will be issued.
If you are from a centre, send requests as follows:
If you are a candidate, please make a request through your centre or use the relevant application form available from the Students area.
Certificates are issued in the legal name of the candidate at the time the award is made.
Once certificates have been printed, we won't change whole names but we can correct spelling mistakes or the wrong date of birth.
Please send requests and certificates to the Results Team, OCR, The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8EA, together with a copy of appropriate documentation, e.g. birth certificate.
We recommend you return certificates using a trackable method of postage such as Recorded Signed For.
You can make amendments to candidates’ personal details until certificates are printed. In general, this is as follows:
Any requested changes after certificates have been printed will mean certificates have to be re-issued and replacement certificate charges will be applied (see our fees).
We only issue replacement certificates for a limited time (see above). After this time, we issue certifying statements of results. These are an official copy of the final examination results held by OCR and can be used as proof of qualifications gained.
For vocational qualifications, we can provide replacement certificates to centres for:
If requests are made within three months of the certificate issue date, replacements will be provided free of charge. Please email your request to Ops.VRQTeam@ocr.org.uk or post your request and certificate to OCR, Westwood Way, Coventry, CV4 8JQ.
A fee is charged for each replacement certificate more than three months after the date of issue. Please see the Fees List. Please email your request to VQHistoricalRecords@ocr.org.uk or post your request and certificate to VQ Historical Records, OCR, The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8EA.
Note: candidates should either make a request through their centre or use the relevant application form which is available from the Learners and parents area.