Certified Civil™ recognizes and validates the commitment to civil behavior and communication by individuals, organizations and groups. 

Certified Civil

Because Respect is the Foundation of Productive Dialogue

The Goal Of Certifying Civility

The Certified Civil™ designation shows the world that you are committed to practicing civility in society. When the logo is proudly displayed, your staff, employees, suppliers, customers and the public can be confident that their relationship with you and your organization will be civil and respectful. It will also demonstrate your commitment to change the current norms, which are too often infected with hostility, into an atmosphere that encourages mutual respect and cooperation.

Who Can Earn The Civility Certification?

The Certified Civil™ designation is awarded to businesses, organizations, publications, websites, and social media sites who strive to improve society by fostering civility and civil dialogue in their presentation, actions, and communication. 

Benefits of Certification

More than just a value statement...

Increased Trust

When displaying the Certification seal on your website, social media, email signature, or even your door, it presents a reputation of integrity to the public. The seal is also a pledge of respectful treatment for all. 

Raising Standards

Every member certified as civil adds their name, voice and support to a cultural demand for higher standards. Only when enough people come together under an idea can we tip the scales and change culture. 

Preferred Community

Certified organizations, businesses and public figures are included in our directory, which can be a great source for business and collaboration from individuals seeking to support shared values.

Certification Process and Expectations

Certification requires an application, completing a vetting process, and payment of the appropriate fee.
As with any respected emblem, it must be earned and maintained.

Interested in Certification?

After submitting an application and paying the non-refundable application fee, a representative of the Worldwide Civility Council will review your practices, public content and reviews. This process will take up to 14 days. If approved, you will receive a Digital Certification Packet from our team. This packet will contain all you need to incorporate and proudly display your Certification.

Have A Civility Concern?

If a Civility Concern is lodged, the licensee will receive notification and be afforded an opportunity to correct it. Our objective is to help the licensee make appropriate modifications to ensure sufficient civility rather than revoke the certification. If a satisfactory solution can’t be reached, the certification may be revoked.