When editing a certificate in Thrive Apprentice, you are able to add a "Verification QR Code" element to it. The code can be added to allow the verification of any certificate issued when a student finishes a Thrive Apprentice course.

When the code is scanned by a mobile device, an admin will be taken to a Course Verification page, with a report that lets them know if the certificate is valid or not.

This article will show you how to add and customize it.

Firstly, you will need to access the completion certificate. For that, go to your course and access the "Course Completion" tab:

In that tab, make sure the "Issue course completion certificate" toggle is enabled:

To add and customize the "Verification QR code", we will need to access the Thrive Architect editor for the certificate:

Once the editor opens, you will have full control over customizing the certificate. You can add and remove elements from it. To open the list of available elements that can be dragged and dropped over the certificate, click on the plus sign from the right sidebar:

This opens a list of elements, amongst which you will also see the "Verification QR Code" one:

You can drag and drop this element anywhere you see fit on the certificate:

As you do this, the options of the "Verification QR Code" element will appear in the left sidebar:

As you can see, the element will be similar to the "Image" element, but the options will be a bit different:

Element Type

The QR code will be an "Image" element with a dynamic source chosen by default:

Of course, this can be changed if needed (but changing the source here will defeat the purpose of having a verification QR code on the certificate), and you can choose a different dynamic source, or you can make the image a static one:


The size of the QR code can be modified by dragging this slider from side to side or by entering a numerical value in the field next to the slider:

Tip: You can change the unit of measurement (from pixels to percentages) by clicking on "PX", in the numerical field:


The same goes for the height of the QR code - you can modify it either by using the slider or by entering a numerical value here:

Image Style

You can choose a style for the QR code, just like in the case of a regular image. Click on this field to open the list of available image styles:

Once the pop-up opens, you will be able to choose the desired image style:

Add caption text

Lastly, should you want to add a caption text to your QR code, you can simply enable this option:

This will add a text field right below your "Verification QR Code" element, which will give you the possibility to add and customize the caption for this element:

These are the main options available for a "Verification QR Code" added to a course completion certificate in Thrive Apprentice.

I really hope this article was useful to you. Make sure to check out the rest of the articles and tutorials from our knowledge base, in case you need more information on Thrive Apprentice or any other Thrive Themes plugin.

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