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 students convocating in June 2021)

June 25, 2021

Note: This does not include graduates from the Faculty of Extension.

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

Issued on-demand starting in Summer 2021

Note: Students who attended post-secondary studies prior to September 2006 at Augustana Faculty (Camrose) will have their transcripts sent in hard copy form only, not electronically through MyCreds™| MesCertif™.

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™?

Yes, some documents will require the payment of a fee that allows the individual to unlock the document and share it over a period of time. 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.

Can I opt out of this process and obtain my credentials/documents by mail or in person?

The U of A recognizes the value provided to our graduates in the issuance of a paper parchment. This process will continue on the conferral of your program along with a digital degree parchment you may access free of charge. Note: We are not currently issuing digital degree parchments to students who graduated prior to June 2021.

If you are requesting a duplicate or replacement parchment paper copy, these documents will be issued on the payment of the required fee. For more information on reprints, see Degree Parchments

If you do not wish to join the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ network, you do not need to register.

Where can I find more information about MyCreds™ | MesCertif™?
  1. Stay tuned to this web page for important updates as the University of Alberta continues our onboarding process to the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ platform.
  2. Visit the MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ website for Learner FAQs
  3. Watch this short video.
  4. View the infographic.

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?
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.

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.