How to Collect Your Original WAEC Certificate Without Stress

In this article, I will explain to you the right process and all you need to know on getting your original WAEC certificate without you stressing yourself.

For you to be searching for this, I believe it’s because you haven’t collected your own original WAEC certificate.

Just Relax, we will tell you everything you need to know about the original collection of WAEC certificates.

Though, it is stated that you did not collect the original WAEC result/certificate.

It’s your certification, you signed up for the exams, you own it, wrote the exam and it came out as a success.

Then why not collect it?

We have many uncollected original WAEC certificates waiting to be claimed.

Furthermore, it was a bad impression that really caused the test body to charge candidates for not getting their certifications.

Fees range from N3,500 to N23,500, depending on the length of the certificate at the office i.e. depending on the time it takes you to come around.

To avoid this high cost of the original WAEC certification collection.

It is advisable that you collect your certificate on time or you will be charged more as the year increases.

However, here is the price you will be charged for your collection of original WAEC certificates.

  • 0 – 4 years = N3, 500
  • 5 – 9 years = N8, 500
  • 10 – 14 years = N13, 500
  • 15 – 19 years = N18, 500
  • 20 years and above = N23, 500

Now, I believe you have already seen how much you will pay for the collection of your original WAEC certificate.

If after this you still feel relaxed and refuse to collect your certificate, you may end up seeing that the price of the Orignal WAEC certificate collection will increase.

In fact, to overcome this overhead of the original WAEC certificate collection I urge you to start taking action now and prepare all the necessary documents that we will inform in this post.

What is WAEC?

The abbreviated abbreviation of WAEC means The West African Examination Council.

However, this is the higher council that oversees the high school exam for the school level in West Africa, taken by students in the West African region of the continent.

In addition, this certificate is one of the mandatory requirements for any higher institution.

In addition, governing bodies of the WAEC were established in 1952.

The WAEC examination is taken by eligible students in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Gambia.

The board conducts four different groups of examinations.

These are international examinations, national examinations, examinations carried out in cooperation with several other examining bodies and evaluations carried out on behalf of other examining bodies.

For the international exam.

It is the examination that has absorbed more than one nation.

The WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination), for example, is absorbed in the five countries mentioned earlier.

However, national examinations are absorbed in private countries.

But the board also works with exams in collaboration with some trusted exam bodies.

How to Collect Your Original WAEC Certificate?

To collect your original WAEC certificate. You must first identify whether you were an internal or private candidate.

However, internal candidates are candidates who took the exam between March and May.

This WAEC candidate must have been a student at the time of writing the exam.

The process of collecting your original WAEC certificate for in-house applicants is to visit the school you where you sat for the exam.

During your visit to the school.

The following documents will be requested to collect the original WAEC result once you get to the school.

  1. A passport photograph
  2. Exam number and year (slip)
  3. An amount that will be determined by the school

Please note that the price listed above was not for school applicants and you can pay more or less determined exclusively by your school.

If you are a private candidate.

You will need to visit the nearest WAEC office and request your original collection of WAEC certificates.

Please note that your original WAEC certificate will always be ready one year after taking the exam.

Also, please be aware that only a particular candidate who has waited more than a year will pay the applicable fee.

However, this specific charge is called a “custody fee” and the price depends on how long your certificate remains at the WAEC office.

In addition, WAEC will need you to provide documents to prove that you have written your WAEC exam.

In addition, we have compiled all the documents required to collect your original WAEC certificate.

Here are the documents required for your original WAEC certificate collection.

  1. Your Online result printout
  2. A passport photograph
  3. Application letter
  4. A sworn affidavit from the High Court
  5. Identification Card (Voters Card, National ID Card or International Passport)


After carefully reading this post, you will discover that your original collection of WAEC certificates is not as difficult as you think.

However, you must have successfully completed the process and obtained your certification.

It is advisable to avoid lamination as this affects the certificate as years passes by.

In addition, you need to keep the WAEC certificate in a safe place to avoid damage, as you risk being damaged quickly if mismanaged.

You can choose to store the certificate in a safe place so that water or weather does not affect it.

In addition, I will be happy if you can share your experience with the process of reading this article.

Also, let us know how you feel about this process and let us know in the comment with what you need so we can help again.