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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Nov. 18, 2022

Members recertify your Direct Access account by Dec. 19

By Martin Berman-Gorvine, MyCG Writer 

It is that time of year again to recertify your Direct Access account. If you have a Direct Access user account with a role higher than Coast Guard self-service, you must recertify it annually, or risk having your role reset to self-service only. 

Recertification is required so that users can provide a justification for continuation; if you find one of your user roles or functions is no longer required or you need additional roles, submit a new request instead. 

You may have noticed notifications in Direct Access and via email if you haven’t recertified your user roles in the last 350 days. To view your notifications, log into Direct Access and click on the bell-shaped notification icon in the upper right-hand section of the window. If you have received such a prompt, you have until Dec. 19 to recertify your account. 

User role recertifications are processed in the Direct Access system. Recertification requests are to be submitted to approving officials within your command, who should review requests as soon as possible. Requests that go unreviewed for more than 30 days are automatically terminated and the requesting member will then receive an email notification of the termination. If you receive such a notification, you should resubmit your request as soon as possible.

Direct Access is the Coast Guard’s online Human Capital System, essential for many pay and benefits functions.

Please view the Direct Access User Access Role Certification procedural guide for questions.  

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