FCC Form 473 Filing

Purpose of FCC Form 473

Service providers file an FCC Form 473 (Service Provider Annual Certification (SPAC) Form) to certify their compliance with Schools and Libraries (E-Rate) program rules. Service providers must complete a SPAC Form for each Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN)/498 ID every funding year they participate in the E-Rate program.

When to File FCC Form 473

Service providers can file a SPAC Form after the application filing window opens for the upcoming funding year.

Deadline: Service providers must file their SPAC Form before their FCC Forms 472 (BEAR) or FCC Forms 474 (SPI) invoices are paid by USAC.

How to File FCC Form 473

File this form in the E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC).

FCC Form 473 (SPAC) User Guide

If you need to file an FCC Form 473 associated with an application from 2015 or prior, please create a customer service case.

After Filing FCC Form 473

View the SPAC Status? field of the Open Data FRN Status Tool FY2016 to verify that USAC has successfully processed your SPAC form.