Security XML Certificate Support

Security XML Certificate Update

On February 14, 2024, the National Student Clearinghouse will renew the SSL certificate that encrypts all data exchanged via our XML site ( Because XML data exchange relies on server-to-server communications, our SSL certificate renewal may impact the ability of your system to communicate effectively with the Clearinghouse’s systems.

Action By February 14, 2024

It is CRITICAL that your system administrator downloads and installs the new DigiCert certificate by or before February 14, 2024. This routine procedure, which should only take a few minutes for your system administrator to complete, will ensure uninterrupted access after February 14th.

System Administrator:

Download the following certificates (.zip) and add them to your trust store.

  • Root Certificate – DigiCert Global Root CA
  • Intermediate Certificate – DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA
  • certificate – Clearinghouse XML site certificate

If you need technical assistance from the Clearinghouse, please email us at If you do not utilize XML integration for your verifications with the Clearinghouse, you can disregard this email address.

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