WAEC Examination Center Number: How To Retrieve If Lost Or Forgotten

WAEC Examination Center Number

Have you lost or forgotten your WAEC Examination Center Number and probably your seat number too? If you’ve lost it, then you must be a very careless fellow! YES, I said it.

And if it’s that you’ve forgotten your WAEC Examination Center Number, then I’m wondering if you’ll remember anything I teach you in this article!

If you like make you vex and don’t continue reading; I don talk my own.

On a serious note, you can now check your WAEC result without your examination number. How? Relax. I’ll in this post show you how to get back your WAEC registration number. Just read on.

SEE ALSO: How To Check WAEC Result 2018/2019: A Step by Step Guide

I understand how frustrating it can get when you can’t remember your Center Number which will be required for a GCE Photocard reprint. WAEC result is compulsory for both academic and job-related issues.

How To Know Your Waec Examination Centre Number

Here is how WAEC arranged it. WAEC examination number is a combination of centre number and seat number. The centre number is the first seven numbers while your seat number is the last three numbers.

How To Retrieve Your Waec Examination Center Number

There are THREE different ways you can choose from in retrieving your WAEC exam number and I’m going to share them all with you.


Find your WAEC Exam Center Number here: (View PDF Version)

To use this method, you need to know the name of the school you sat for the examination and your seat number.

If you’re on the page now, click Ctrl-F on your keyboard and a search box will pop up. Input the name of the school you sat for the exam. Write the centre number down.

For those using a mobile phone, click on the options button and you’ll see a “Find” or “Find in page” button, next type the name of the school you sat for WAEC. Copy the centre number.

Now just add your seat number to it without leaving any space.

Obtain a WAEC Result Scratch Card

Check your result online via WAEC Direct Online Result checker

To check your results, here are the things you need to have handy:

  • Exam year
  • Exam Center Number and seat number
  • Scratch card pin and serial no

These first methods of how to recover WAEC examination number is basically for the May/June candidates.


If you are Nov./Dec. candidate or you can’t remember your seat number this method on how to get back your WAEC registration number is for you.

Walk into any WAEC Office and tender your Examination Center number and the year you sat for the exam. Their master list will retrieve your seat number for you.

All secondary school hold a yearly copy of candidates’ list who have written examination in their centre. The list contains the names and examination numbers of every student.


A sworn affidavit is your last option, my brother! Enter any court in your jurisdiction and do a sworn affidavit for loss of examination number or photo-card. Go with the sworn affidavit and one passport photograph to any WAEC office.

Mind you, the court will charge you a fee for this service. I can’t say for sure how much it costs at the moment but it is always nominal.

Were you able to retrieve your WAEC Examination Center Number after following the steps in this article? Let us know your experience in the comment box so others can learn too.

Written by Editorial Staff

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