Due to exceptionally high demand for our services, applications are taking longer than usual to process. We are unable to provide a timescale for the completion of individual applications, so please do not contact us requesting an update. Please be assured we are working hard to complete requests as quickly as possible and we appreciate your patience at this time.
If you’ve lost your OCR certificate, you can apply online for a replacement or a certifying statement. You’ll need to complete the application form online. We will then search for your records and send you:
Take a look at the troubleshooting section at the bottom of the page for further guidance.
OCR holds historical records for a number of examination boards, a list of which can be found on the www.gov.uk website. If you're not sure which exam board your exams were taken with, please contact your school or college for advice.
If you’re not sure who holds your certificate of secondary education (CSE) records, take a look at this document:
Before you start your online application, you need to prepare your identification:
All identification must be in English and your scan must be in an image format (jpg, png or gif). PDFs cannot be uploaded.
Make sure you complete all mandatory fields marked with an asterisk. These include:
We base our search on the information you have provided. Be as accurate as possible when completing the online form, as otherwise your application may be delayed.
Payment for this service must be made by credit or debit card.
We recommend you contact the exams officer at your school or college to see if they have the original certificate. Schools and colleges are required to retain certificates for a period of 12 months after they are issued.
For general qualifications, such as GCSEs, we are required to show all passing grades obtained with our board in a given series on the certifying statement of results. This is to make sure the documents we issue accurately reflect the information which would have appeared on the original certificate.
For advice on the equivalency of UK qualifications, please visit the Ofqual website.
For advice on the equivalency of international qualifications, please contact UK NARIC the National Agency responsible for providing information on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications.
Certificates must reflect the legal name of the candidate at the time of the award. We can correct misspelt names or incorrect dates of birth but cannot issue in different names if the change occurred after the date of award. The only exception is candidates who need replacement certificates as a result of gender reassignment.