Back to Top There are two types of CSOS Certificates: Each CSOS Certificate (both Administrative and Signing) are issued to individual subscribers.
Certificates must never be used by anyone other than the individual subscriber (a person, not a location) the certificate was issued to.
A CSOS Coordinator is required for each DEA Registration number enrolled in the CSOS program.
A CSOS Certificate is a digital identity issued by the DEA's CSOS Certification Authority (CSOS CA) that allows for electronic ordering for Schedule I and II (as well as III-V) controlled substances.
A CSOS Certificate is the digital equivalent of the identification information contained on a DEA Form-222.
In this case, Power of Attorneys would represent multiple Registrants to consolidate the ordering process and each purchaser would need a separate CSOS Certificate for each DEA Registrant.
Back to Top If you have any questions or wish to report a problem, please contact DEA Diversion E-Commerce Support.
Each CSOS Coordinator is issued one CSOS Administrative Certificate for communication purposes.
If requested and approved, each Coordinator is issued one CSOS Signing Certificate for each DEA Registration number applied for.
A CSOS Coordinator is required for each organization as the main point of contact for CSOS.
The CSOS Coordinator must be enrolled in CSOS before any Power of Attorney application is processed, however, the Coordinator and POA applications may be submitted at the same time.
Enrollment in CSOS by the Registrant is optional, and should be limited to only those Registrants who sign controlled substance orders or wish to be Coordinator for his/her organization.
The DEA Registrant must name a CSOS Coordinator on his/her CSOS application.
Each CSOS Coordinator will be approved by DEA to fulfill the role of Coordinator for each location, but will be issued only one CSOS Administrative Certificate.