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13 Free Membership Certificate Templates for Any Occasion

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Sayana Izmailova
Published on August 21, 2020

If you run a membership-based organization, you know how important it is to make your members feel recognized and appreciated.

A great way to do this is by using membership certificates.

If your nonprofit is a professional association, membership certificates are a best practice and can take your membership to a new level.

Or maybe you’re a small sports club, in which case membership certificates are by no means a requirement, but can really go a long way in making your members feel like they’re a part of something special.

In any case, your members should feel proud to share that they’re part of your organization, so why not give them something to display by sending them a membership certificate?

In this post, we’ll share 13 membership certificate templates designed specifically for this purpose. Regardless of what type of membership organization you run, you’ll be sure to find something that fits your needs.

Plus, you can download these for free as a Microsoft Word document, which means you can use one or more of them as a starting point, mix and match the design and completely customize them in any way you like.

Here are the 13 templates we’ve designed. Feel free to jump to the template that fits your organization type or browse through all of them in order:

  1. General membership certificate (Design 1)
  2. General membership certificate (Design 2)
  3. Church membership certificate
  4. Gym membership certificate
  5. Sports club membership certificate
  6. Club membership certificate
  7. Professional association certificate
  8. PTA membership certificate
  9. Board membership certificate
  10. Lifetime membership certificate
  11. Honorary membership certificate
  12. Membership award certificate
  13. LLC membership certificate

1. General membership certificate (Design 1)

If your organization doesn’t fit under a specific category, this is a basic template that can be customized to serve any purpose.

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2. General membership certificate (Design 2)

Here is another version of the general membership certificate with a different design.

General Membership Certificate B

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3. Church membership certificate

This is a membership certificate that churches and religious organizations can give out to their new members to help them feel welcomed and officiate their new membership status.

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4. Gym membership certificate

If you run a gym or any kind of fitness club, help cultivate a sense of belonging among your members with this membership certificate.

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5. Sports club membership certificate

Regardless of the type of sport you play, these membership certificates will help your members feel proud to have joined.

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6. Club membership certificate

This is a general membership certificate template you can use for any kind of club.

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7. Professional association certificate

If you run a professional association, your members will need to have some sort of proof of their membership. Use this template as a starting point.

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8. PTA membership certificate

Parent Teacher Association members put in a lot of work. Help them feel appreciated by making their membership official with this membership certificate.

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9. Board membership certificate

Board membership needs to be properly documented and made official, especially since many board members boast of their role on resumes and in professional settings. Use this membership certificate template to start.

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10. Lifetime membership certificate

Does your organization award lifetime membership? This certainly needs to be well documented so the information doesn’t get lost over time or through staff turnover. Use this template and be sure that both the member and your staff have a copy.

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11. Honorary membership certificate

Honorary memberships are typically awarded for a great achievement or considerable contribution to an organization. Make your members feel truly honored with a celebratory certificate they can treasure and be proud of.

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12. Membership award certificate

Do your members receive special awards for above-and-beyond efforts or contributions? If not, they should! Use this template to make them feel recognized and appreciated.

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13. LLC membership certificate

If you have a Limited Liability Company (LLC), membership certificates are a must, as they serve as a means of establishing and keeping record of shared ownership and benefits.

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What’s Next?

If you’re looking for membership certificate templates, you’re likely in the process of recruiting new members. If that’s the case, be sure to also check out our additional resources on properly welcoming and onboarding new members:

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