The IdentTrust ACES program will enable the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy to accept digitally signed maps and related official documents. These digitally signed documents will comply with the Virginia Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, requirements of the Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects statute and, sections of Code of Virginia Title 13.1 requiring electronic seals.
The acceptance of digital seals and signatures will assist DMME in the processing of fully electronic permits and licenses. For additional details concerning the submission of digitally signed visit the DMME web site www.dmme.virginia.gov
Please note: ONLY THE SUBSCRIBER OF THE CERTIFICATE SHOULD HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE - THE DIGITAL CERTIFICATE IS YOUR FORM OF IDENTIFICATION,
SIMILAR TO YOUR PASSPORT OR DRIVERS LICENSE. Under the GSA Certificate Policy, it is our responsibility as an Authorized Certificate Authority
to revoke the certificate in a case of loss or disclosure of the private key (Passphrase) to anyone other than the subscriber.
ACES Digital Certificate:
Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES)
Employee authorized to act on behalf of a company
Identity Authentication Digital Signature/Signing
Usage: authenticate yourself as an employee (affiliated) of a valid business when signing
emails and documents, and identifying yourself to gain access to restricted web sites.
$119.00 - two years
Delivery Time 5-7 Business Days
If purchasing a large volume of certificates for your company, please contact ACESsales@IdenTrust.com as further discounts may apply
How to Trust IdenTrust ACES Root Certificate in Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader requires one-time trusting of the IdenTrust ACES Root certificate. This can be accomplished by installing the attached .fdf on the computer that is being used.
In order to "trust" the IdenTrust ACES Root Certificate, you will need to follow these instructions:
Click "Set Contact Trust" to add the Certificate to the List of Trusted Identities
Check the box next to: a. In Adobe 6 - "Trust Signatures created with this Certificate" b. In Adobe 7, 8 - "Trust this Certificate for: Signatures and as a Trusted Root" c. In Adobe 9 - Choose the "Use this certificate as a trusted root" checkbox
Click "OK" or "Import", click "OK" again, then click "Close"