California Environmental Reporting System: Business

Create your CERS Account

CERS is intended for use solely by individuals associated with regulated business facilities or with appropriate regulatory agencies. Under no circumstances should anyone attempt to use CERS as a way to gain access to information about any facilities with which they are not directly associated. For more information please contact your local CUPA. If you do not know who your local CUPA is go to

To create your CERS Account, complete these two steps:

  • Complete the form below, then select the "Create My Account" button.
  • Follow ALL instructions in the follow up email you will receive.

Once created, you can use your CERS Account username/password to sign in to both the training and production CERS Portals.

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Your CERS Username
Your CERS Username uniquely identifies your account when you sign in to CERS. You will be alerted if your proposed username is already in use by another CERS user.
  • Can be from 5 to 16 characters in length.
  • Can include letters and numbers; no spaces, punctuation or special characters.
  • Must be different than your password.
Your Name and Email
Your Password
  • Must be 8-16 characters.
  • Must contain at least one uppercase character and one lowercase character.
  • Must contain at least one number.
Password Protection Phrase
To help protect your password, please enter a phrase of your choice. This will be displayed when you are prompted for your password. If you don't see your phrase, don't provide your password!
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I Agree to these Conditions of Use:

  • I agree I will not allow others to use my CERS Account and understand my Account could be suspended if I allow others to use it. I will protect my password and never share it with others, and if my account is compromised, I will contact CERS Technical
  • I will only upload documents as required by CERS or my local regulator(s). Any document I upload will be as compact as possible, will not exceed 25MB is size, will be free from viruses or other malicious elements, and meet other requirements specified in the CERS Document Upload Policy.
  • I understand I should NOT use my web browser's "Back" button while using CERS--doing so may result in duplicate records or other problems.
  • I understand that CERS is designed for standard-sized screens using relatively current web browsing software: Internet Explorer 8+ (without Compatibility Mode), FireFox 3.6+, current versions of Google Chrome or Safari 5+). I understand my browser must have Javascript enabled, and that some CERS features may not work on older browsers, and CERS is not designed to be effectively used on smaller display devices (e.g., mobile phones, etc.).
  • I understand viewing and printing some CERS reports requires relatively current PDF viewing software (Adobe Reader 8+).
  • I understand CERS is generally available during days or evenings except as described here.