MyCreds™ | MesCertif™

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The University of Alberta is partnering with MyCreds™ | MesCertif™, powered by Digitary, a leading digital credential expert and platform for certifying, sharing, and verifying academic credentials. MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ is owned by the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC). It is a national credential wallet for post-secondary learners that has been created by Canadian higher education leadership.

The wallet provides you with access to view and share your digitized and portable post-secondary transcripts and credentials anytime, anywhere. Documents issued through the network are authentic, tamper-evident, and legally valid. 

How does the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ network work?
University of Alberta Learners Employers/Third Parties
  • Provision documents
  • Digitally certify the digital documents
  • Provide login to document owners
  • Can revoke or update the documents
  • Can view the documents with successful login/authentication
  • Cannot upload documents
  • Cannot alter documents
  • Can determine who documents are shared with and for how long
  • Can view shared documents
  • Can verify the documents
  • Can download and save the documents
  • Cannot alter or upload the documents

The U of A is taking a phased approach to the documents that will be issued via the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ network. Please refer to the schedule below for more information. This schedule will be updated as documents become available.

Document Availability
Digital degree parchment (for future convocating students) Convocation day
Official transcript (e-Transcript)

Issued on-demand

e-Transcripts are not available to: 

  • Students who attended post-secondary studies at the University of Alberta prior to 1980.
  • Students who attended Augustana University College prior to September 2006.
  • Students who attended Camrose Lutheran College.
Micro-credentials TBA
Badges TBA
Confirmation of Enrolment TBA

FAQs

About MyCreds™ | MesCertif™

What is MyCreds™ | MesCertif™?

MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ is owned by the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC). It is a national credential wallet for post-secondary learners that has been created by Canadian higher education leadership. It represents an example of how ARUCC and Canadian colleges, institutes, and universities are committed to ensuring official and secure document exchange and adhering to the Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) principles, which emphasize, “Citizens worldwide should be able to consult and share their authentic educational data with whomever they want, whenever they want, wherever.” ARUCC became a signatory to the GDN principles in 2015 and the U of A became a signatory in 2019.

Why did the U of A join the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ network?
There are many benefits to students and graduates. Not only does an individual have stronger control over who their documents are shared with, documents issued through the network are authentic, tamper-evident, and legally valid. Additionally, using the network will speed up the time it takes to process requests. Once issued, individuals will have 24/7 access to their documents.
Will there be a cost to have a document issued through MyCreds™ | MesCertif™?

There is no cost to unlock or view your documents in MyCreds™. To share a document with a recipient, such as an employer or educational institution, you may need to purchase Share Credits. Please refer to the following table for more information. As new documents become available, they will be added to this chart.

Document Fee Share Period
Digital degree parchment Free Lifetime access
Official e-Transcript (current students) $6 Pay per share
Official e-Transcript (former students or alumni) $12 Pay per share
How do I know my documents are secure and my privacy is protected?

Credential fraud has become a significant issue for employers, higher education institutions, government authorities, and others who need to validate the documents they receive. Through digitized credentials, the issuing institution cryptographically signs all documents to prevent tampering. Once a student authorizes the release of their information, MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ shares it with them through the secure, trusted network, eliminating third parties. Unlike paper, digital transcripts are secure, tamper-evident, and efficient.

How will the receiver of my document know the document is authentic?

All certified documents carry a digital signature that meets the legal standards set by the European Union for authentic electronic documents, which meets and exceeds requirements in Australia, New Zealand, and North America.

An authentic document will always have a blue-ribbon symbol that validates the document has not been altered after it has been downloaded. If a document has been altered or if the digital signature is not authentic, a symbol with a red cross will signify the document is not valid.

How do I register for the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ network?
When you are issued a digital degree parchment on the day of your convocation and/or when you request a document through Bear Tracks or the Transcript Request Form (for current or former students without access to Bear Tracks), specific information on how to access your documents and how to join the network will be sent to you when your document is issued.
Where can I find more information about MyCreds™ | MesCertif™?
  1. Visit the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ website for Learner FAQs
  2. Watch the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ How-To Videos.
  3. View the infographic.

e-Transcripts

What are the benefits of e-Transcripts?

Not only does MyCreds™ provide you with fast and easy access to your certified and official electronic transcript (e-Transcript), but you can also share your transcripts securely with educational institutions, employers, government offices and others.

Benefits for current students: 

  • Generate your official transcript for sharing in no more than one hour. 
  • Get your Official Transcript sent anywhere that has an email.
  • It’s secure. We do not send your transcript through email.
  • It’s certified.
  • At $6 per share is less than courier charges in Canada, the US and internationally.
  • It’s faster than regular mail service.

Benefits for former students and alumni: 

  • Generate your official transcript for sharing in no more than one hour if you have retained your Bear Tracks access. 
  • If you don’t have access to Bear Tracks, you can submit your request through the Transcript Request Form and we will process it within one business day.  
  • Get your official transcript sent anywhere that has an email.
  • It’s secure. We do not send your transcript through email.
  • It’s certified.
  • At $12 per share is less than courier charges in Canada, the US and internationally.
  • It’s faster than our courier service and our regular mail service; whether you have access to Bear Tracks or not.
How long does it take from the time I complete my order to when I can share my e-Transcript through the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ platform?

Current undergraduate or graduate students with access to Bear Tracks

e-Transcript orders are processed and transmitted from the U of A to MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ hourly (except on Saturdays).

Former undergraduate or graduate students without access to Bear Tracks

e-Transcript orders are processed and transmitted from the U of A to MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ within 1 business day.

*e-Transcripts are not available to undergraduate or graduate students who attended the University of Alberta prior to 1980, Camrose Lutheran College, or Augustana University College prior to 2006.

How do I share a copy of my e-transcript with a third-party recipient?

From the portal, you can share your e-Transcript with a recipient by clicking “Share” and entering the recipient’s email address. The recipient will receive an email notification from MyCreds™ including your name and indicating you have shared a document with them. The recipient will click on the link provided in this email notification to view your transcript. The recipient will also be able to download your transcript. Note that you can only share your e-Transcript with a number of recipients equal to the amount of Share Credits you purchase when ordering.

You have full control over how your document is shared - you can designate recipients, specify how long they can access your document or require them to use a PIN that you set. You can also send the document to another post-secondary institution directly through the MyCreds™ platform if the school is registered on the MyCreds™ network.

Logging in to the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ Portal

How do I log in to the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ Learner Portal?

If you have the email notification you received from MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ when the document was issued,  follow the link in the email notification and log in with your U of A username and password.

If you no longer have the email notification you received from MyCreds, navigate to the MyCreds Education Provider sign in page and select University of Alberta from the Institution drop down menu, then log in with your U of A username and password.

All MyCreds notifications for current students will be sent to your U of A email address.

I am a former student and no longer have an active U of A email account or access to Bear Tracks. How do I request a digital degree parchment or e-Transcript?

Digital degree parchments will be issued to graduating students on the day of their convocation. We are not currently issuing digital degree parchments to students who graduated prior to June 2021.

For instructions on how to request an e-Transcript, visit How to Request an Official U of A Transcript.

Receiving Institutions

How do I ensure the authenticity of a document shared through MyCreds™ | MesCertif™?

Documents are official only when bearing the Blue Ribbon Symbol and a valid digital certification issued by GlobalSign CA for Adobe. 

A document is only considered official and is a trusted document if a recipient receives it in an email sent by MyCreds™ | MesCertif™. The URL should start with https://learner.mycreds.ca

A transcript routed to a recipient from an individual personal email is not official. 

When you view the document through the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™, you should see that:

  1. Document status says Available.
  2. The document has the Certified blue ribbon symbol.
  3. You can view the certificate information.
What do I do if I see a document is not valid?
If a document has been revoked, or the share has expired or been disabled by the student, you will see a document verification failure message when you access the link.
Where do I find more information about verifying documents issued through MyCreds?
Please see the MyCreds Verifier FAQs.