NOAA Finance Office

Recertify My Access

In compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Title III of E-Gov P.L.107-347), the Financial Systems Division (FSD), NOAA Finance Office, is required to conduct an annual Commerce Business Systems (CBS) user access recertification for the following production systems:

Core Financial System (CFS) - Includes, but is not limited to the following applications: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Reimbursables, BOPs, Summary Level Transfers, etc.

Commerce Purchase Card System (CPCS) - If you only have the cardholder role, you are not required to recertify; however, if you have any other CPCS or CBS role(s) in addition to the cardholder role, you must recertify all of your roles.

Please note that a valid/active password is required to complete your recertification(s). If you require a password reset and are unable to change your password using the self service password reset request feature for the CBS system, please submit a written request to the Client Services Help Desk at The email should include the name of the system for which the password reset is being requested (i.e., CBS) in addition to your user id and your given name, if different than your email address.

Below you will find detailed written instructions for recertifying your access for CBS. These instructions will help you to successfully complete the recertification process.

NOTE: As part of the recertification process, you will be required to view the NOAA Non-Disclosure Agreement and NOAA Rules of Behavior forms. This will require Adobe Acrobat Reader and Java version 1.8.144, bit 32. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your desktop or the correct version of java for the CBS Web Portal, you should contact your local IT Desktop Support.