How to Write a Letter of Attestation of Good Character

A letter of attestation of good character is a letter that is signed or written to confirm an action, statement, or behavior. The writer is attesting (or certifying) that they personally know or witnessed something to be true.

For instance, a common practice for new employees on certain jib roles is to fill out and sign a letter of attestation for good character, confirming that they lack a criminal record or convictions related to violent crime or sexual abuse.

We will show you samples of the following letters:

  • Letter of attestation for students
  • Letter of attestation for newly admitted students
  • Letter of attestation from a pastor
  • Letter of attestation from employee
  • Letter of attestation of good character for the Nigerian air force and other forces

Under certain conditions, employers may write a brief letter validating a former employee‘s good behavior, to be used in future job applications.

The workers, employers, colleges, or students themselves may also submit an attestation letter to an examiner proving that they meet the requirements to sit an exam, such as having the required experience or completing coursework.

If you have completed some specialized training, you may write an attestation letter, with a signature on the bottom, showing that you have finished the training. It is a means of self-certification, but it is still a relatively valid document when confirming specific details.

How to Write a Letter of Attestation of Good Character

Avoid telling an outright lie or bending the truth as you may be called upon in the future to defend your attestation. This may attract legal penalties in cases involving criminal records.

It is also crucial to clearly state what you’re attesting in simple English. Avoid using ambiguous statements!

Signing the letter generally makes the act legally binding. Therefore, this makes it important in many formal scenarios. Without a signature, you are only making a statement. Signing it confirms that you believe the statement is true.

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Letter of Attestation of Training Sample

May 5th, 2020

Dear Jay Bash,

I hereby attest that I have completed all the necessary courses to become a certified financial advisor. I have a valid series 7, as well as an investment license, which are the requirements in the state of New York to advice clients on financial matters. I declare that the above statement is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.



Letter of Attestation for Good Character Sample

By completing this letter, I am attesting that I have never pleaded guilty or found guilty or pleaded no contest, no matter the final outcome, to any of the following charges on the attached list, under the jurisdiction of Lagos or any other similar jurisdiction of Nigeria, regardless of whether those records have been sealed or expunged.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, under penalty of perjury, I attest that I am eligible for this school teaching assistant position.

How to Write a Letter of Attestation of Good Character

How to Write a Letter of Attestation of Good Conduct for Nigeria Air force, Navy, or Police

In today’s article, we will show you how to write an attestation letters of good behavior for Navy, Air Force, Nigerian Army, and other DSSC Applicants.

The sample we are sharing with you below can be edited primarily for jobs at Nigeria Airforce Recruitment, Nigerian Army Recruitment, Navy Recruitment, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Recruitment, Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Customs Service, EFCC Recruitment, and so on…

  • Sample of Attestation Letter of Good Character

The Director of Enlistment & Recruitment,

Nigeria Navy, Airforce, Army, Police Force, Customs, EFCC

Direct Short Service Commission(DSSC),

Abuja Nigeria.

Dear Sir,


I am writing to attest to the ability of the under-listed to serve as an officer in the Nigeria AIR FORCE, NAVY, ARMY or POLICE.

Name: James John

Reference Number: 166…./DSSC 2020….

I have known James for many years in my capacity as a guardian and mentor, and I can say he is of good moral character. James is a natural-born leader, but more importantly than that, he also knows how to follow an order. He recognizes the value of deferring to a superior. An officer needs to possess the ability to both lead and follow, and James has just that.

He is a friendly, easy-going man who understands the value of a hard day’s work, and knows the importance of keeping the military running smoothly. He wants to be a part of the system, and I believe the system will benefit greatly from his participation. I believe strongly in John’s potential in the Air Force, Navy, Army, or Police, so I hope you will accept his application for commission.

Please accept the assurance of my high regard and consideration.

Sign – Sign your signature here

Name – Write your full name here

Rank: Senior Officer of Nigeria Custom, police, Min. of Education, Director etc

Phone No.: +23470xxxxxxxxxxx

Letter of attestation from a Pastor Sample

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to attest to the character of {Name}, whom I have known for {length of time} in my capacity as pastor at {Name of Church}.

{Name} has been an active member of our church, participating in {youth ministry, leadership programs, etc.}, and attending services weekly. {He/she} has been an excellent role model for those seeking a more active and rewarding relationship with God.

I have been pleased to witness {Name’s} spiritual growth over time, and I look forward to seeing it blossom further. I respect {him/her} as a person of good moral character, and as a bright spot in our congregation.



Letter of Attestation for Good Behavior Sample

Letter of attestation from Employer Sample

Dear Mr. Jacob

I am writing this letter to attest that Popoola Solomon’s behavior while volunteering to gain work experience at my offices was more than acceptable.

Solomon had full attendance for the 1 month period, was never late to arrive at agreed times, and happily worked overtime on at least one occasion to ensure some accounts were completed. I was pleased by his work ethic and feel he would make a great addition to any similar office environment.

If you have any queries, I can be contacted at 081-27-12-88-99.



Mr. Folarin Anikulapo

Saint Anglican Church

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  2. Do letters of character reference also work for applications to Air forces, police or Navy of other countries? For example. If I am applying for Ghana or New Zealand or Democractic People’s Republic of Korea? Should I also have letter of character reference


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