Department of Environmental Protection

Secretary of State Betty Ireland and officials from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the State Office of Technology announced to the Joint Committee on Finance of the West Virginia Legislature that eSignatures will enable the WVDEP to process permits and applications electronically using an ACES digital certificate for digitally signing documents.

West Virginia's enactment of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), W.Va. Code §39A-1-1 et seq., in 2001 paved the way for eSignatures. UETA, which was developed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, makes electronic signatures as legally enforceable as manual signatures in government and business transactions.

IdenTrust was the first certified ACES issuer by the GSA. We have been issuing ACES certificates for over 7 years. Customers have provided written and verbal feedback on their high level of satisfaction based on our superb customer service.

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 Certification Authority to revoke the certificate in a case of loss or disclosure of the private key (Password) to anyone other than the subscriber.

ACES Digital Certificate:

Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES)
Business Representative 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.
two years

Unaffiliated Individual Individual representing him/herself Individual Certificates are sold to those who are acting as representatives of themselves, not on behalf of a company.

If you are a sole proprietor and wish to have your identity authenticated independently from your company, more personal information is required, including social security number, credit card number, driver's license number, and home phone number.
two years

Delivery Time 5-7 Business Days

If purchasing a large volume of certificates for your company, please contact as further discounts may apply.