A business or agency can request to appear on the TechReg “Find a Technical Service Provider” webpage. Listing the business on TechReg can have several advantages in terms of marketing technical services. Often, an established business name will be more familiar to the producer than the individual TSPs employed with the entity or, conversely, a new business will gain exposure through their TechReg listing. Either way, the individual TSP’s name will also appear on the Register, as well as the business name.
The following information will walk you through the steps to register a business on TechReg, add employees to the business registry, and change the official business representative associated with the business profile on TechReg. If you have questions, please contact your State TSP Coordinator or the TechReg Help Desk.
Who can register the business?
The individual who registers the business on TechReg must meet 2 criteria:
The individual must have the authority to sign the certification agreement with USDA/NRCS. This may be a TSP, however, it is often the owner, CEO, CFO or other designated authority for the business. This official busines representative for the organization is not required to register as a TSP.
The Official Business Representative must obtain a eAuthentication Level 2 account to establish a User ID and password allowing him/her to access TechReg and must complete Sections A and B of his/her own profile to establish a Business Profile.
What resources do I need to register a business?
Authority to sign official documents for the business
Business Tax ID
Transportation to a NRCS Field Office
eAuthentication ID and Password
Ability to maintain an eAuth User ID/Password and Business Profile
At least one employee who is a certified TSP
The business does not need an eAuthentication account, but the Official Business Representative does need to establish and maintain an eAuthentication Level 2 account.
Business verification and certification is completed by National Headquarters
The business is not visible on TechReg until at least one certified TSP is associated with the business and NRCS has verified and certified the business.
The TSP and the business will be individually listed on TechReg.
Only the Official Business Representative may add or delete certified TSPs/employees to the business.
The business profile displayed on TechReg will provide contact information for the business and list all of the certified TSPs/employees associated with the business. The certified practice categories and CAPs of all certified TSPs/employees associated with the business are also listed on the business profile. Potential clients may view each associated certified TSP/employee's profile, containing their individual qualifications, training, and certification categories, by clicking the “Resume” button found to the left of the TSPs name on the business profile.
The individual profile displayed on TechReg will provide the TSP’s personal information, certified practice categories and CAPs, and will list the name of the business with which they are associated. A “Resume” button is available for the potential client view the business profile.
If you are the Official Business Representative and not planning to work as a TSP, complete only Sections A and B of the TSP Profile, Part 1. You may then submit the application from the Business Profile screen by clicking the Sign Agreement (click once) button.
If you the Official Business Representative and are planning to work as a TSP, you may complete the business registration at any time before or after you complete your personal TSP certification process, if you have at least one other certified TSP/employee to add to the business profile. Only certified TSPs will show up in the list to select as employees. If there are no other certified TSPs/employees to associate with the business, then the Official Busniness Representative should wait until his/her own certification is completed, then select themselves as the employee and submit the application for the business. The business will not be listed on the TechReg registry until at least one certified TSP/employee is associated with the business and NRCS has completed the business verification and certification process. If the