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Obtaining a USDA eAuthentication Account FAQ

Why do I need a USDA eAuthentication Account?
USDA eAuthentication (Level 2) accounts allow you to do business with the government online. They provide access to authenticated sites (those that require passwords) that track contracts, programs, and services that involve you as a customer or technical service provider.

Where do I begin?

  1. Complete your online application for a USDA eAuthentication Level 2 account at: http://www.eauth.egov.usda.gov/eauthCreateAccount.html
  2. Respond to the Confirmation email within 7 days.
  3. Visit a local USDA Service Center office in person. Please bring official Government Photo ID (State driver’s license or US passport to verify your identity). Note: Your first and last name in your eAuthentication Account record MUST match the name on your Photo ID.
  4. The Service Center employee (LRA) will activate your account.

What is valid identification?
Government provided photo identification, such as a valid state driver's license or a passport.

Check the online help for more detailed information on the application process.

What do USDA Service Centers need to know to support the TechReg Process?
Guidance for Service Center staffs for assisting individuals, businesses, and public agencies relative to Techreg.

  eAuthentication TechReg
Individual Must have a Level 2 USDA eAuthentication Account. Individuals using eAuthentication account and password login to TechReg and complete their certification activities. Questions raised by TSPs about certification should be directed to State TSP contact.
Business (Private Sector Entity All logins to the USDA applications must be authenticated to an individual person. [Note: A business cannot have or register for a USDA eAuthentication account.] At least one individual with the authority to sign an agreement with NRCS for the business must have a USDA eAuthentication account/password. Following login to TechReg, this individual will be able to create a TSP business as long as one certified individual TSP can be linked to the business.
Public Agency All logins to the USDA applications must be authenticated to an individual. [Note: A business cannot have or register for a USDA eAuthentication account.] At least one individual with the authority to sign an agreement with NRCS for the public agency must have a USDA eAuthentication account/password. Following login to TechReg, this individual will be able to create a TSP public agency as long as one certified individual (employee for public agency) can be linked to the public agency.