Overview of WebTrust Services

WebTrust for Certification Authorities

The WebTrust for Certification Authorities program was developed to increase consumer confidence in the Internet as a vehicle for conducting e-commerce and to increase consumer confidence in the application of PKI technology.  This program, which was originally developed jointly by AICPA and CICA, is now managed by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.  Public accounting firms and practitioners, who are specifically licensed by CPA Canada can provide assurance services to evaluate and test whether the services provided by a particular Certification Authority meet these principles and criteria. The posting of the WebTrust Seal of assurance is a symbolic representation of a practitioner's unqualified report. This seal, when provided, is displayed on the Certificate Authority’s Web site and linked to the practitioner's report and other relevant information.