Stock Certificate Instructions

Stock Certificate Instructions

Step 1

Obtain a blank corporate stock certificate. Find this in your Articles of Incorporation Book or through computer templates.

Step 2

Fill out the front of the stock certificate with the company name and address. If the certificate was obtained from your incorporation book, this should already be printed.

Step 3

Fill in the name and address of the person purchasing the stock with the number of shares they are buying.

Step 4

Have two corporate officers sign the stock certificate.

Step 5

Emboss the certificate in the indicated area for the corporate seal. The corporate seal should be with your incorporation book. It is a type of stamp created specifically for your corporation.

Step 6

Log the stock certificate number located in the upper right corner into the corporate ledger. Include the name and number of shares purchased and the price. This officially tracks stock purchases in private companies.