Certified Copy

A certified copy is a copy of a document or record typically made by the custodian of the original who attests that the copy is an accurate reproduction. Although anyone can certify that a copy is a true copy of the original, generally in legal practice, the certification of authenticity must be made by the custodian of the record.

Certified copies may be handwritten, typewritten, photocopies, or digital reproductions. They may also be transcripts or extracts.