Companies new to USAC need to register for a 498 ID or a 499 ID. During the registration process, the Company Officer and General Contact (FCC Form 498, Block 2) will be assigned a user ID in E-File.
Once a 498 ID is established, the Company Officer and the General Contact can add up to 4 more Company Officers and 4 more General Contacts. These are the only users who have the authorization to access the company’s FCC Form 498.
Once a 499 ID is established, the Company Officer can add authorized Preparers as users to E-File.
The Preparer and Certifying Officer listed on your company’s latest filed FCC Form 499-A or FCC Form 499-Q automatically have E-File access as long as a unique address was provided for each person.
If the Certifying Officer has left the company, you must first establish a new Company Officer via E-File. From the E-File log in page, select “Add FCC Form 499 Company Officer” and follow the instructions provided.
In the case of a change in Company Officer, the Preparer or other authorized user should submit the FCC Form 499 in E-File, listing the new Certifying Officer’s name on the form. E-File allows up to five Company Officer accounts and five Preparer accounts for each Filer ID
If you aren’t sure whether you have access, try the “Forgot Password” link on the log in page.