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CEAS Coordinator and Credential User Information

Credential Types

  1. CEAS Standard Credential: A physical (plastic) identification card with company and cardholder information.  The Standard credential has a two-year expiration (to limit annual reprinting).
  2. CEAS Virtual Credential: A PDF image sent via email and can be saved to a smartphone.  The virtual card can be issued just in time and contains all the information found on the CEAS Card.  The Virtual Credential can be scanned like an airline boarding pass and can have varying expiration dates up to one year.  Learn more about Virtual Credentials.
  3. CEAS Vehicle Windshield Placard: The new CEAS placard provides a JUST-IN-TIME alternative to ordering, printing, and shipping physical access cards.  Currently, placards are only available to Virtual credential users.  Placards can be printed on a local printer for placement in a vehicle windshield while traveling during restrictions.

ALL CAN BE SCANNED AND VERIFIED IN THE FIELDS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

Tips for Coordinators and Credential Users

Program Tips for CEAS Coordinators

This information is a helpful reminder to company coordinators regarding the intended functioning of the CEAS program.

  • CEAS IS A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM and is not intended to place users in harm's way. Your company credential-holders should only travel when they can do so with reasonable safety and ONLY as directed by appropriate company authority for business continuity purposes.
  • BNET will provide direct notifications to CEAS Coordinators and Emergency Contacts via email and SMS. Please verify the validity of your emergency contact information in the CEAS online system.  Inaccurate or outdated information may result in your not receiving vital information and notifications from BNET.
  • CEAS credentials are intended to identify your company's "essential employees" and expedite access and/or facilitate travel in response to an emergency. If restrictions are in effect that restricts travel or access to essential employees, your credential-holding employees should be notified to present their credentials if challenged by law enforcement. BNET does NOT directly notify your individual credential-holders. As a coordinator, it is your responsibility to notify individual credential-holders within your organization of the need or potential need to use their credentials.
  • Coordinators should advise credential-holders NOT to self-deploy but await instructions unless their immediate response has been pre-planned.
  • Reported misuse of a CEAS credential can suspend your company's use privileges.
  • Advise credential-holders to carry a second form of identification with them at all times while using their CEAS credential.
  • Company credential-holders must heed the instructions of all public safety personnel. Public Safety personnel ALWAYS have the final authority to permit travel or access to restricted areas.

Coordinators should share the tips below with all CEAS credential-holders in your company.

Program Tips for CEAS Credential Users

  • CEAS IS A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM and is not intended to place you in harm's way.  You should only travel when you can with reasonable safety and ONLY as directed by the appropriate company authority for business emergency purposes.
  • Your CEAS credential is solely intended to identify you as an "essential employee" performing essential work for your company.
  • You MUST be traveling for business purposes when "essential travel only" is declared or entering a restricted area where you have a work facility.
  • You should NEVER self-deploy unless pre-planned or instructed to by company authority.
  • Always carry a second form of identification and form of company ID
  • Have your CEAS credential with you when travel or access restrictions are in effect.  You should present your CEAS credentials if challenged by law enforcement authorities while traveling or entering a restricted area.  You should state your purpose as an "essential employee" and the destination or location of the company facility you are traveling to.
  • Reported misuse of a CEAS card can result in your company's privileges being suspended.
  • Public Safety personnel ALWAYS have the final authority to grant or deny you permission to travel or access a restricted area. Credential holders must heed the lawful orders of public safety personnel regardless of the travel or area access restrictions currently in place.

Getting Started

The designated Company Coordinator uploads, into the CEAS system, the following information for each essential employee that will receive a CEAS Credential:

  • Employee Name
  • Email Address
  • Primary Work Location
  • Headshot Photo

Still have questions? We have answers.

You may contact CEAS Support if you have questions or need assistance uploading personnel information or images into the system.

One of our support specialists will be happy to assist you.

Phone: (888) 353-2638 or

Email: [email protected]

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