Verification of Illness Services

an icon of a certification sealUniversity of Waterloo verification of illness certificates are available from Health Services for students who are unable to attend labs and examinations or are late with major assignments. 

  1. Your faculty determines academic accommodation for medical reasons; therefore we advise you to speak with your professor if you anticipate being unable to fulfill academic requirements because you are sick.
  2. Attend University of Waterloo Health Services or your family physician during the illness to receive appropriate medical care and an accurate diagnosis.
  3. Bring the University of Waterloo Verification of Illness (PDF) with you to be completed by your physician during your medical appointment at the University of Waterloo's Health Services.
  4. Forms will only be embossed when seen by a University of Waterloo Health Services physician.

For more information, see the Undergraduate CalendarAssignments, Tests, and Final Exams, and Petition procedures (Policy 70)