Peter Sting Wray - the French are a little odd. They want THEIR certificate, with THEIR wording, signed and STAMPED.
As long as you have the certificate signed and stamped then that will do. Will they check with your Doctor? I doubt it.
Whilst not condoning it, it would be entirely possible to create a stamp and sign it yourself. I do believe that a member of this forum arrived in Paris last year with the intention of just supporting due to lack of training. He and his lady had a change of mind, created their certificates with the aid of a photocopier and had them accepted at the expo.
HIAHS - as long as I can still 'borrow' the finishing videos then I will endeavour to create a finishers video this year too. I couldn't run it and not do one, could I.
BTW. - is it the Katy Perry song that you've adopted. Gets me going every time.