Meaning of self-certify in English:


Pronunciation /sɛlfˈsəːtɪfʌɪ/


  • 1with object Make an official declaration that (something) complies with regulatory standards or procedures without independent substantiating evidence.

    ‘carmakers want to self-certify the safety of their vehicles with minimal regulatory oversight’
    • ‘if you wish to self-certify your earnings, you will have to supply accounts for the year’
    • ‘organizations can obtain the one-year deferral by self-certifying that they meet the criteria’
    1. 1.1British no object Formally declare that one's absence from work was due to illness, without providing substantiating evidence from a doctor.
      • ‘you can self-certify if you have been off work for seven days or less’