Definition - What does Certified Copy mean?
A certified copy is a copy of a document that is certified as a genuine, true copy. Insurance companies often produce certified copies of their policies when the original has been lost.
Insuranceopedia explains Certified Copy
Certified copies can only be certified as genuine copies by the original issuer of the document or by qualified sources, such as notary publics. Copies are certified to make sure that nothing has been changed or omitted from the original document.
Certified copies can also be issued as part of a lawsuit involving an insurance company. Certified copies of insurance policy documents can be entered as evidence.