How to File FCC Form 474 in EPC

Before filing a Service Provider Invoicing (SPI) Form, service providers must complete the following steps (which are enumerated within the Service Provider Process pages) in order:

  1. Set up an account within the E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC).
  2. Obtain a 498 ID by filing the FCC Form 498 (Service Provider and Billed Entity Identification Number and General Contact Information Form).
    • The FCC Form 498 collects the contact and banking information USAC needs to reimburse the service provider directly
    • USAC verifies the information and approves the FCC Form 498 for invoicing
      The service provider receives a service provider 498 ID
    • Request access to invoicing from your Account Administrator

Once all requirements have been met and the Applicant has selected a “mode” of invoicing, the process of submitting and certifying an invoice can begin.

Submit and Certify Your Invoice

A full-rights user can complete the entire process of submitting and certifying an invoice. A partial rights user can submit an invoice for certification by a full-rights user. These rights are assigned by your Account Administrator. To learn how this process works in detail, including what actions can be completed based on your rights, please see the appropriate Electronic Learning Module linked below. Course Summary

SP Course 1: Submitting and Certifying Invoices in EPC

Course Objectives

  • Successfully navigate EPC
  • File and certify FCC Form 473 (SPAC)
  • File and certify FCC Form 474 (SPI)

Manage and Check the Status of Your Invoice

After you submit and certify an invoice, you may want to check its status. To learn how, please see the Electronic Learning Module linked below. Course Summary

SP Course 2: Manage and Check the Status of Your Invoice

Course Objectives

  • Explain the differences between ESPI and SPI
  • Identify the process changes to ESPI submissions
  • File and certify FCC Form 474 – ESPI

Receive Notifications and Respond to Outreach About Your Invoice

After you submit and certify an invoice, USAC may require more information before processing and paying the invoice. Notifications will come through the EPC. To learn how to locate these notifications, respond to outreach and more, please see the Electronic Learning Module linked below. Course Summary

SP Course 3: Receive Notifications and Respond to Outreach

Course Objectives

  • Respond to outreach
  • Locate system notifications
  • Request extensions
  • Contact USAC

Submit and Certify Your Invoice – ESPI

If you submit large numbers of invoices or invoices with many lines you may wish to file electronically. A full-rights user can complete the entire process of submitting and certifying an invoice. A partial rights user can submit an invoice for certification by a full-rights user. These rights are assigned by your Account Administrator. To learn how this process works in detail, including what actions can be completed based on your rights, please see the appropriate Electronic Learning Module linked below. Course Summary

SP Course 4: Submitting and Certifying Your Invoice in EPC - ESPI

Course Objectives

  • Explain the differences between ESPI and SPI
  • Identify the process changes to ESPI submissions
  • File and certify FCC Form 474 – ESPI

To file an FCC Form 474 for 2015 and prior, download and complete the FCC Form 474. To submit the invoice, create a customer service case using these instructions and attach the completed FCC Form 474 PDF.

 

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