Free stock certificate templates are available at websites such as Rocket Lawyer, FormSwift, Hoover Web Design and Template.net. Rocket Lawyer suggests that corporations give stock certificates to anyone who buys shares in the company. The certificate isn't actual stock but is proof of ownership of the stock, Rocket Lawyer states. Information on a stock certificate should include the company's name and location, the stock certificate number, number of shares, minimum price per share and any transfer restrictions.
The stock certificate templates available at FormSwift are legally binding in all 50 U.S. states, according to FormSwift. A stock certificate should include a Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures or a CUSIP International Numbering System ID number for legal purposes.
Hoover Web Design makes available six free stock certificate templates as of 2015 with a variety of styles and simple or fancy printed borders, the company website shows. Each stock certificate serves as proof of purchase of shares in the corporation. Certificates can be customized for a small fee.
Template.net also provides six styles of free stock certificate templates, each of which includes room for the purchase details, the name of the purchasing party and details about the company. The templates are editable and free to download, the website states.