REBCA logoThe Research and Education Bridge Certificate Authority (REBCA)

Welcome to the REBCA launch page.


The Research and Education Bridge Certification Authority (REBCA) has been developed to facilitate trusted electronic communications within and between research organizations, K-12 education schools and campuses, and institutions of higher education, and their business partners (including federal and state governments).

REBCA was organized as an independent non-profit entity incorporated in Delaware in June 2010. The REBCA operations have been set up at a commercial CA vendor (DigiCert, Inc of Lehi, UT), to facilitate robust delivery of services and allow REBCA to operate at the highest level of trust across global communities.

REBCA is a founding member of the Four Bridges Forum (4BF) - a partnership of the nation's leading federated identity trust hubs, and a relying party within the Americas division of the Interoperable Global Trust Federation (IGTF).

The organizations and institutions involved in the Charter of REBCA PA include:

REBCA accepts applications for cross-certification and interoperation from PKI domains operated by research, K-12 and higher education institutions. Whether an applicant institution/organization qualifies under this definition is determined by the REBCA Policy Authority (PA). Applications are accepted and processed at a schedule determined by the REBCA PA. REBCA is currently in process to cross-certify with the federal government bridge (FBCA). Any organizations that previously completed TEST cross-certification with HEBCA are also eligible for cross-certification with REBCA.

For further information regarding REBCA, please contact Scott Rea at

Scott Rea
REBCA Board Member
6672 S 6000 W
Lake Shore, UT 84660

Ph#(801) 874-4114

The REBCA Admin CA certificate is here

The REBCA Admin CA CRL is here

The 4BF Agreement is here