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.
How to File FCC Form 473
File this form in the E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC).
If you need to file an FCC Form 473 associated with an application from 2015 or prior, please create a customer service case in EPC..
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.
To file an FCC Form 473 for FY2015 and prior, download and complete the FCC Form 473 PDF. To submit the invoice, create a customer service case using these instructions and attach the completed FCC Form 473 PDF.