certificate of calligraphy 

CLAS Certificate of Calligraphy Assessment  –  Deadline date 30th April 


The CLAS Certificate of Calligraphy is the first level of assessment and certification on CLAS’s Ladder of Progress.

The CLAS Certificate of Calligraphy is an opportunity to have work assessed by a CLAS Fellow or CLAS Accredited Tutor and is especially useful if you are starting out in calligraphy. However, this level of appraisal is open to anyone, of any level, who wishes to send in work for review. Membership of CLAS is encouraged, but not essential.

Entries will be individually assessed and marked and will include comments and suggested points for improvement to encourage your further advancement and enjoyment in calligraphy. Your work, along with the completed assessment form and your certificate, will be returned to you approximately eight weeks from the deadline date of entry.

It is not necessary to have a tutor to help you to send in work, although having a tutor who can give guidance and support is always valuable.

Deadline dates for the entries each year are 30th APRIL and 30th NOVEMBER. 

Rules of Entry for Certificate of Calligraphy 

Examples of assessed entries

Certificate of Calligraphy FAQs  


Please note that the new Entry Fees apply from the November 2023 submission: these new fees have been set to now include tracked and signed for return postage and can also be found in the Certificate of Calligraphy Rules of Entry leaflet (coming soon).

 Cost for each entry:

UK, CLAS member                               £30.00

UK, non-member                                £40.00

Non-UK, CLAS member                       £40.00

Non-UK, non-member                          £50.00

Please pay by debit or credit card via the CLAS website  – this is the best option.  If you are unable to do this then pay via bank transfer, but please note that all bank charges must be covered by the payee.  High costs can be charged especially from outside the UK.

PayPal  see here         

 For internet bank transfer, the CLAS account details are:

Bank name: CAF Bank

Account Name: Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society

Sort code: 40-52-40 

Account no.  00031828

For overseas payments:

IBAN: GB33CAFB40524000031828


Please use your name as the reference so we can identify the payment, thank you.

If you can only pay by UK cheque, please make it payable to CLAS or Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society

Example Copy of Customs Form

Please see example of customs declaration form on the right in case you need to complete one – particularly note that the value should be stated as “none”, that it has “no commercial value”, and that the package contents are “examination papers”.

images courtesy of entrants to Certificate of Calligraphy

User’s Guide to the Certificate of Calligraphy