PyraMED eHR ePrescribing EPCS Certificate Center

Using PyraMED, you can now securely transmit ePrescriptions to pharmacies for Controlled Substances (DEA Classes I, II, III, IV, and V). Exchanging prescription information electronically between physicians and pharmacies improves the accuracy of the prescribing process and saves time. The EPCS feature eliminates the need to print controlled substance prescriptions, streamlines the process for physicians, and helps to control the possible misuse of printed prescriptions. The feature enforces two-factor authentication when electronically prescribing Controlled Substances as required by the DEA.

Please note: ONLY THE SUBSCRIBER OF THE CERTIFICATE SHOULD HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THEIR TOKEN - THE DIGITAL CERTIFICATE IS YOUR FORM OF IDENTIFICATION, SIMILAR TO YOUR PASSPORT OR DRIVER’S LICENSE. Under the IGC Certificate Policy, it is our responsibility as an Authorized Certification Authority to revoke the certificate in a case of loss or disclosure of the private key (Password) to anyone other than the subscriber.


IdenTrust Global Common Certificates (IGC)

IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) digital certificates are cross-certified with the U.S. Federal Bridge Certification Authority, enabling trust, and interoperability with a wide range of systems and applications. Each individual IGC Certificate includes both a certificate for authentication/digital signing and a certificate for encryption.

To learn more about IGC Certificates, please visit www.identrust.com/igc/learn.html

Click on the link below to begin the registration process for your IGC Certificate.


During the registration process, you will be presented with hardware storage options for your certificate. Please select USB Token.

Please note for EPCS signatures, utilization of two-factor authentication (2FA) is required by the DEA.
You will have the option to select either a FIPS 140-2 Security Level 1 USB Token or a Smart Card that meets DEA’s cryptographic requirements, for storage of your Certificate to meet the 2FA requirement. Purchase of hardware includes a one-time license for middleware and drivers necessary for the hardware to function.

Hardware pricing, depending on need:
USB token $48

*Hardware certificates must be retrieved using Internet Explorer. Once retrieved, you may use your hardware certificate with any application that supports standard x.509 certificates.