Decoding the codes
In the FCC Form 471, you’ll be asked to provide a number of different codes File Along with Me. Some applicants have never heard of these codes, and don’t know how to look up their school/library’s codes!
Here, we’ll break down what these codes are for, and how to find yours.
|What is it?||Required?||Purpose||Where to find yours|
|CRN||Consultant Registration Number||Yes, if applicable||Helps us identify the consultant you are using.||Call your consultant, or (888) 203-8100. Find more info on the page Consultant Registration Number.|
|FCCRN||FCC Registration Number||Yes for the entity filing the form||All entities doing business with the FCC need one of these numbers.||Search for yours on the FCC’s website or apply for one|
|FSCS||The Federal-State Cooperative System code||No||This (optional) number helps us coordinate with other government agencies.||FSCS library search tool|
|Locale Code||The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Locale Code||No||Identifies the population density of the library’s location.||View the latest Public Library Survey results, and locate your library’s code under the “locale” column. Find more details here.|
|NCES||National Center for Education Statistics code||No||This (optional) number helps us coordinate with other government agencies.||NCES school search tool|
|State LEA code||Local Education Agency code||No||Some states use this code to identify the school’s local education agency.||Ask your state department of education.|
|State school code||n/a||No||Some states use this code to identify the school.||Ask your state department of education.|
More information is available on our website.
This is our last post during the 28-day filing period! If you submitted FCC Form 470 when we wrote about it in the blog (March 3), then Friday, April 1 will be the first day you can select a service provider.*
Next week, we’ll show you how to evaluate and select a vendor using the selection criteria you identified earlier in the process.
*If you submitted FCC Form 470 on a different day, check the “allowable contract/vendor selection date” (ACD) on your FCC Form 470 receipt notification letter to see the first day you’re allowed to select a service provider and sign a contract. The letter will be in the “News Feed” of your EPC account.