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Webinars

Join USAC for our live training webinars provided throughout the year for Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program participants. We will share program updates and essential guidance to help participants learn about and successfully navigate the program.

During each webinar, the audience will have the opportunity to take part in a live question and answer session with members of the E-rate Program team when we will answer questions on the webinar topic.

Equipment and Set-Up

To participate, you’ll need:

  • To meet the system requirements for attendees,
    • Click the “check system requirements” link to determine whether your computer meets the requirements to see and hear the webinar.
  • A computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
  • You can listen the webinar audio using your computer speakers or headset, or by calling in using the number provided in your confirmation email.

Select a webinar below to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about the event. You can add a calendar reminder from the registration confirmation page or event confirmation email by clicking “Add to Calendar.”

Upcoming Trainings

2020 Training Kickoff

Date: Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM ET

Overview

Join USAC as we review Funding Year (FY) 2020 and look forward to FY2021. Subject matter experts will provide updates on their specific E-rate Program areas and a view ahead.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers of all experience levels

E-rate Program Overview

Date: Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Time: 01:00 PM ET

Overview

During this webinar, we will provide a high-level overview of the application process from beginning to end and explain basic program concepts for applicants and service providers. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers

E-rate experience level: Beginner

E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Demo

Date: Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Time: 03:00 PM ET

Overview

Join us for a walkthrough of the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC), the account and application management portal for the E-rate Program. After the demonstration, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers

E-rate experience level: Beginner

E-rate Pre-Commitment Process

Date: Thursday, November 05, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM ET

Overview

During this webinar, we will discuss the E-rate Pre-Commitment Process (getting started, competitive bidding, applying for discounts, and Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) review). After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers

E-rate experience level: Beginner

Category Two Budgets

Date: Thursday, November 05, 2020

Time: 01:00 PM ET

Overview

During this webinar, we will discuss Category Two (C2) budgets. We will provide an overview of C2 budgets and C2 budget guidance for FY2021. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers of all experience levels

E-rate Office Hour and Demo: FY2021+ Category Two Budget Tool

Date: Thursday, November 05, 2020

Time: 03:00 PM ET

Overview

Join us for a walkthrough demonstration of the Funding Year (FY) 2021+ Category Two Budget Tool. We recommend that participants review the suggested online training materials in advance. After the demonstration, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers of all experience levels

E-rate Post-Commitment Process

Date: Friday, November 06, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM ET

Overview

During this webinar, we will discuss the E-rate post-commitment process (starting services and invoicing) and other post-commitment activities (service substitutions, appeals, and more). After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers of all experience levels

EPC Administrative Window

Date: Friday, November 06, 2020

Time: 01:00 PM ET

Overview

During this webinar, we will discuss the administrative window - the period during which applicants can make updates to their profile information in EPC to prepare for the upcoming FCC Form 471 application filing window. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants of all experience levels

Eligible Services

Date: Friday, November 06, 2020

Time: 03:00 PM ET

Overview

During this webinar, we will provide an overview of E-rate eligible services. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers

E-rate experience level: Beginner

Most Recent Webinar

E-rate Office Hour: Funding Year (FY) 2020 Category Two Budget Tool
E-rate Office Hour: Funding Year (FY) 2020 Category Two Budget Tool

March 12, 2020 | 57 minutes

Materials:

Overview

This office hour webinar will consist of a brief verbal summary of the online training materials listed below followed by a demonstration of the FY2020 Category Two Budget Tool. After the demonstration, we will conduct a Q&A session to answer questions.

Recommended for: E-rate participants of all experience levels

Prerequisites for this webinar – Review one or more of these items:

We recommend that participants review the suggested online training materials in advance. The majority of the session will be dedicated to Q&A, so please come prepared with your questions.

Previous Trainings

E-rate Office Hour: Service Provider Selection and FCC Form 471
February 27, 2020 | 55 minutes
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E-rate Office Hour: Eligible Services for Beginners
February 06, 2020 | 50 minutes
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E-rate Office Hour: Advanced Eligible Services
February 06, 2020 | 51 minutes
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E-rate Office Hour: FCC Form 470 and Competitive Bidding
January 29, 2020 | 53 minutes
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Category Two (C2) Budgets
January 21, 2020 | 1 hour
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