How to Cash a Certified Check

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Step 1

Go to either a bank where you do business or the bank that issued the certified check.

Step 2

Endorse the check, on the back.

Step 3

Present the check to the teller.

Step 4

Give the teller your driver's license or other government-issued identification. Provide the teller with a second form of identification as well (a credit card, for example).

Step 5

Place a thumbprint on the face of the check as directed by the teller. You will be asked to do this only if you cash the check at the bank where the check was issued.


  • Super Pages: What is a Certified Check?
  • "Emanuel Law Outlines: Payment Systems;" Lary Lawrence; 2004
  • "Negotiable Instruments and Check Collection: The New Law in a Nutshell;" Richard W. Speidel & Steve H. Nickles; 1993


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Mike Broemmel began writing in 1982. He is an author/lecturer with two novels on the market internationally, "The Shadow Cast" and "The Miller Moth." Broemmel served on the staff of the White House Office of Media Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Benedictine College and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University. He also attended Brunel University, London.

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