You can order a Sectigo Personal Authentication Certificate (SPAC) for any valid email address. Below are the validation requirements for each type of Personal Authentication Certificate:

SPAC Basic

Validation requires a challenge-response from you, which is sent to the email address you provide. Once you have followed the instructions in the challenge email, the certificate is issued.

SPAC Pro

To obtain a SPAC Pro certificate, you need to complete the following steps:

  • Provide a government-issued photo ID such as; a driver’s license, passport, national ID card, or military ID. The name on the government-issued photo ID must match the name of the certificate. You must provide a legible and readable copy of the photo ID.
  • Verify your email address by responding to a challenge sent to the email address listed on the certificate.

After you complete the instructions in the challenge email, the certificate is issued.

SPAC Enterprise

Validation for an Enterprise requires the following:

  • Business Identity verification using a QIIS, QGIS, or QTIS document (the definitions of these acronyms are at the end of this FAQ).
  • Authenticating the identity of the applicant (listed as the admin contact on the order). The name on the government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, national ID card, or military ID) must match the name of the admin contact. Sectigo requires applicants to provide a legible and readable copy of the photo ID.
  • Physical address verification via QIIS QGIS or QTIS document.
  • Order authentication via a callback process using the business telephone number included in a QIIS, QGIS, or QTIS document.

Once the above steps are completed, the certificate is issued.

Definitions:

QIIS stands for Qualified Independent Information Source – an up-to-date public database that provides reliable and accurate information for which it is consulted. Examples of QIIS are local phone directories or third-party commercial credit services such as Dun and Brandsheet.

QTIS (Qualified Tax Information Source) is a governmental database that contains tax information relating to Private Organizations, Business Entities, or Individuals. Employer Identification Number (EIN) is considered a QTIS.

QGIS stands for Qualified Government Information Source – a database maintained by a Government Entity that contains legal business registration, corporate filing, trademarks, and patents.

Source: Sectigo’s Knowledge Base