Service certificates for organisations

Application for a service certificate

Apply for a service certificate via the Population Register Centre’s e-services.

Applying for a certificate will require that you register as an e-service user. At the time of registration, the user creates a customer account for the organisation they represent, and they can then invite other users or a technical contact to this account. Registration will require strong identification from the user.

The applicant fills in the application and attaches the certificate request (csr file) to the application or alternatively invites a technical contact person to the account to attach the certificate request.

A service certificate is granted to a private actor or association that handles the administration of its own domain name. Service certificates for healthcare and social welfare are granted to organisations registered in the National Institute for Health and Welfare register for healthcare and social welfare organisations.

Delivery time

The customer can view the processing stages for their request in their own e-service account.

The delivery time for service certificates is at most five (5) workdays, if the application has been filled in correctly and the necessary attachments have been submitted to the Population Register Centre. The service certificate is delivered to the applicant or the technical support person they have specified by email in der or pem format.

The application will expire if it has been pending for more than 6 months and it is completed incorrectly or the necessary attachments are missing.

Period of validity

A service certificate is valid for at most 2 years.


Applicants are charged a fee for service certificates.

The price of a service certificate is 300,00 €/year (VAT 0%). The price is per year and it is charged at the time the certificate is created.  A test server certificate is half the price of a normal certificate. A 15 € delivery fee will be added to prices.

Revocation of service certificates

A service certificate must be revoked if it is suspected that the certificate holder’s private key has been compromised. A certificate must also be revoked if it is no longer needed or its purpose changes. A revoked certificate cannot be reinstated.

The revocation request is submitted in the e-services. The mandatory information required for revoking the certificate is the serial number of the certificate.

  1. Log in to the e-services.
  2. Find the decision concerning the certificate you want to revoke in the “Issued permits and pending cases” list.
  3. Click the arrow symbol next to the “Open decision” icon and choose “Submit a certificate revocation request" / "Tee varmenteen sulkupyyntö”.
  4. Enter the serial number of the certificate, check the displayed information and send the revocation request.
  5. You will receive a notification in your email when the certificate has been revoked.

The certificate will be revoked within 24 hours after the revocation request has been sent.

For further information, contact vptuotanto(a)