Certificates and badges

When you achieve your Bronze or Silver Award you will be given a DofE badge and certificate by your Licensed Organisation (LO)/centre.

Your Gold Award badge or brooch will be posted to you in the month after you achieve your Award and will be sent to the address registered on the Gold Award Celebration page of your eDofE account. If you dont receive your badge/brooch, please email us. If you have chosen to receive your Gold Award Certificate through the post, this will be posted to you in the month after you achieve your Award with your Gold Award badge or brooch. 

If you have lost your badge or certificate

Bronze and Silver

We advise that you speak to your DofE Leader about issuing you a replacement, please note this is at the discretion of the LO.


We advise that it’s at the discretion of the DofE Country office where the individual undertook their DofE programme (i.e. where their LO was located) to issue replacement Gold badges or certificates. In order for us to consider this we ask that people supply as much evidence as possible. Items might include:

– A photograph or scan of their completed record book or DofE certificate.

– A press cutting about their completion.

– A statement from the Licensed Organisation in question stating that they have a record of the participant’s completion.

Ultimately, though, it’s down to the Country Director to make a judgement on how compelling they find the case. There may be a small charge for administration.

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