How to Apply for the VSP Registry
How to Apply for an LSID to Become a Registered NASTF Vehicle Security Professional
The NASTF LSID Registry for Vehicle Security Professionals
To apply for inclusion in the NASTF LSID Registry a VSP must:
· Download a Registry Application & User Agreement.
· Carefully read the User Agreement (an integral part of the application) and the Terms & Conditions of Use (available on the NASTF Registry website).
· Complete the application in its entirety, including SSN, Fed Tax ID and professional license information (where applicable).
· Provide proof of required insurance and bonding (details are in the application).
· Sign the completed application in the presence of an authorized notary public and have the application notarized.
· Mail the notarized application form and all required supporting documentation to the NASTF Registry Administrator at the address on the application (be sure to make photo copies of the entire application package).
· Within thirty (30) days of receipt by the administrator, a criminal background check will be performed and you will be notified by e-mail of your application status. (NOTE: applications without a permanent business address, proof of legitimate business operations, SSN, Federal Tax ID and email account will not be considered)
· Acceptance into the registry will result in issuance of a Locksmith Identification number (LSID) and temporary password via your account email address. Instructions on managing your password and other account information are available on the NASTF Registry website with general instructions on use of the Registry Administrative Website.
· If rejected, the applicant has the right to appeal within thirty (30) calendar days to the NASTF Security Review Committee.
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IMPORTANT: YOUR LSID IS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR NAME, YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND YOUR BUSINESS IDENTIFICATION. TRANSACTIONS FOR SECURITY-RELATED INFORMATION IS LOGGED BY THE NATIONAL INSURANCE CRIME BUREAU AND MONITORED BY THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER. MISUSE OF YOUR LSID IS DIRECTLY TRACEABLE BACK TO YOU.
INAPPROPRIATE USE OF LSID: IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE REGISTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE TO SHARE YOUR LSID CREDENTIAL WITH ANYONE. IT IS ALSO A VIOLATION TO SHARE INFORMATION ACQUIRED WITH YOUR LSID WITH OTHERS. VIOLATION OF THE REGISTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF YOUR LSID.
The NASTF LSID Registry is the product of the Secure Data Release Model developed by the NASTF Vehicle Security Committee. It is a repository of secure, background checked Vehicle Security Professionals (VSP). A VSP is an automotive locksmith or repair technician who specializes in services that require use of security-related service information. These services include immobilizer resets, component replacements that require initialization of security systems and creation/registration of high security keys. Locksmiths and technicians who have a need to access automaker security-related service information can apply for inclusion in the Registry.
The NASTF LSID Registry application process requires completion of a comprehensive application and submission to the NASTF LSID Registry Administrator. The LSID Registry is administered for NASTF by the Automotive Service Association (ASA). ASA trade association membership is not required for acceptance into the NASTF LSID Registry.
Applicants to the Registry agree to undergo a background check and abide by the Registry Terms & Conditions of Use. More details can be found on the page, Apply for an LSID.
Once accepted into the Registry, the VSP is issued a security credential know as an LSID or Locksmith Identification number. With a valid LSID, a VSP has access to security related information from participating automaker service information websites and/or call centers. A valid LSID and password is issued by the Registry for each individual authorized to access automaker security-related information. The LSID and password is required for every service information transaction that involves security-related data.