One month prior to their termination dates, postdoctoral fellows and associates may request a Certificate of Training to acknowledge their training at Yale.  Appointee should request a certificate from the home department, which in turn should work with Postdoctoral Affairs to confirm the end date and get the certificate signed by the  Chair or Dean.


  1. Certificates cannot be issued to postdocs who are terminated for cause.
  2. We are able to issue certificates only for postdocs who depart Yale on or after November 1, 2004.
  3. Postgraduate fellows and associates, clinical fellows and associates, laboratory associates, visiting fellows, and associate research scientists are ineligible for certificates.