After you have successfully passed a course you will receive a certificate.
You can print out this certificate immediately, if desired. The certificate is also stored within your account for future reference.
After you have the certificate please be sure to maintain a copy your records.
When you are ready to renew your license or certification you will need to enter the information found on the certificate within your renewal application (if it requests specific information). Sometimes you will need to actually send the certificate to your board with your renewal application. If you have questions regarding the renewal applications please contact the board you are renewing with.
For example: If you are renewing your NCBTMB certification, you can upload your certificate for proof. Since, your certificate is an online PDF file, you can save it to your computer or flash drive, and then upload it from there.