If you have a card reader attached to your workstation, you are ready for two-factor authentication into eCPIC. You may use any authorized agency-provided smart card. Two-factor authentication is more secure and faster than the single-factor User ID and Password mechanism and should be used whenever possible. To use your card, you still need to register for an eCPIC account.
If you have an eCPIC account and a smart card, you are ready to associate the card with your Login ID and Password.
You only need to go through the registration and card association process once. To register your card, insert your Smart Card into the card reader, enter your Login ID and Password, and click Register Smart Card.