Ordination Record and Certificate
After a Melchizedek Priesthood ordination, the stake clerk ensures that the Melchizedek Priesthood Ordination Record is complete, and he distributes it according to instructions with the form. The stake or ward clerk also prepares an ordination certificate, which the stake president signs. If another stake priesthood leader, such as a high councilor, was assigned to represent the stake president at the ordination, he also signs the certificate. A priesthood leader or clerk gives the signed certificate to the member.
After an Aaronic Priesthood ordination, the ward clerk ensures that the Aaronic Priesthood Ordination Record is complete, and he processes or distributes it according to instructions with the form. The ward clerk also prepares an ordination certificate. The bishop signs the certificate, and he or the clerk gives it to the member.
A person’s legal name, as defined by local law or custom, should be recorded on the ordination record and on the certificate.