This Certificate Template defines the policies and rules when a certificate request is received. The Certificate Template snap-in allows you to view various built-in templates: open Word and select New from the side menu. Just Type the certificate into the Search Box to see a list of certificate templates. Choose a certificate template from the list and click Create. The chosen certificate will be opened as your new document. You can also use the pre-installed templates or create your own. Parchment paper is a type of certificate paper commonly used to print certificates of achievement, awards, and other similar documents. Its distinct, mottled appearance lends an important theme to your documents.