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IPAWS Registration and Login

Register to be an IPAWS Alerting Authority. Only available to federal, state, local, tribal or territorial governmental organizations.

An Alerting Authority that applies for authorization to use the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to send emergency alerts and warnings to the public, is designated as a Collaborative Operating Group or “COG.” There are currently numerous types of COGs affiliated with IPAWS varying in size, structure and governance styles.

You may also register to be an IPAWS Developer, to become an alert origination software vendor and/or an alert redistributor.

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This form does not register you to receive alerts.

Form Instructions

  1. If applying to be an Alerting Authority, fill out your organization name with two letter state name and Agency/Organization name; for example MD Howard County Office Emergency Management
    • If applying to be a Developer use the name of the company
  2. Address and Phone Number should be for the Organization/Agency
  3. Click 'Save & Next' to get to the next screen
  4. Enter your First Name, Last Name, and email address
    • For Point of Contact:
      • Primary – You will be the main POC for the COG/Developer account
      • Alternate – the backup POC to the Primary
      • Signatory – This is the person that will be signing the MOA (The signatory can be the same as the primary, in this case choose primary)
      • Technical – You are the POC responsible for IT and digital certificates and IPAWS update
  5. For type of registration:
    • COG – you are applying to be an IPAWS Alerting Authority with permissions to send emergency alerts and warnings to the public
    • Developer – you are applying to be an alert origination software vendor or an alert redistributor

IPAWS Registration Form

*Filling out the form does not guarantee approval to become an IPAWS Alerting Authority.