Application for Award of Certificate or Graduate Certificate

To apply for award of an Open Polytechnic or New Zealand Certificate please complete and submit this form. 

If you have any questions please contact Academic Registry by email or on freephone 0508 650 200.

Please login to My Open Polytechnic and check all your personal and contact details are correct. If needed, please update them before you complete and submit this form.

  • Personal details

Your full legal name will be printed on your certificate and academic transcript.

  • Delivery address

Please check your address carefully. Your certificate will be sent to you by courier and a signature is required when it is delivered.

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Changes to your Legal name

If you would like to change your legal name or your name has different capitalisations, macrons or special characters that you would like printed on your certificate, make the changes in MyOP (if you can), provide the details below and then send us the evidence.

  • Change to your legal name: After making the change in MyOP, email a verified copy of the relevant legal documentation to or post your verified document(s) to Open Polytechnic Verifications, 3 Cleary Street, Waterloo, Lower Hutt 5011.
  • Change to capitalisations, adding macrons or special characters: To request these changes please specify the details below and in an email to

We can accommodate most requests on your award certificate, however, changes to the Academic Transcript and most other documentation are not currently possible.


We will courier your certificate and academic transcript to you. A signature is required for delivery.
Please ensure your delivery address is correct or update it in MyOP before you submit this form.
Your couriered award will be sent within 8 weeks of receiving your request and any verified documents if changes to your legal name were requested.