Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

FY2019 Application Filing Window Closes at 11:59 PM EDT March 27
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Trainings & Outreach

Updated February 2019

E-rate Program Service Provider Training Series

This suite of 15 training courses includes the content delivered in the 2018 fall service provider training series. To begin your self-paced training, click one of the links below. The length of each module is listed with a brief description of the training and the recommended E-rate participant experience level.

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Overview of the E-rate Program
22:31 minutes | Beginner

Learn about the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program mission and application process.

Video

FCC Form 498 Demo
04:02 minutes | Beginner

Learn how to file an FCC Form 498 and register for a Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN), also known as the service provider's 498 ID.

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Introduction to E-rate Productivity Center (EPC)
12:34 minutes | Beginner

Learn about EPC, the account and application management portal for the E-rate Program.

Video

Data (Beginners)
07:45 minutes | Beginner

Learn about the Open Data tool.

Video

Data (Advanced)
11:43 minutes | Advanced

Learn about the various data search tools available on USAC's website.

Video

Finishing Funding Year (FY) 2017 and Working on FY2018
10:25 minutes | Beginner

Learn about the service provider annual certification process, starting services, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements, and invoicing.

Video

Starting FY2019
15:09 minutes | Beginner

Learn about the competitive bidding process including the FCC Form 470, requests for proposals (RFPs), and how to submit bids on the services requested by applicants.

Video

Schools and Libraries Website
07:42 minutes | Beginner

Learn about the resources and tools available on the E-rate Program's website.

Video

Process Overview for Service Providers
12:54 minutes | All levels

Learn about the E-rate process from start (obtaining your service provider identification (SPIN) number) to finish (invoicing USAC).

Video

Eligible Services
21:38 minutes | All levels

Learn about the service provider role in the E-rate Program, eligible services, locating requests for bids, and installation.

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Beginner's Program Compliance
19:30 minutes | Beginner

Learn about compliance with E-rate Program rules including competitive bidding, contracts, requests for funding, Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) review, funding commitments and document retention.

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Advanced Program Compliance
18:34 minutes | Advanced

Learn about compliance with E-rate Program rules including competitive bidding, contracts, requests for funding, Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) review, funding commitments and document retention.

Video

Understanding the Audit Process
13:22 minutes | All levels

Learn about the different types of audits USAC conducts and how to avoid pitfalls that lead to common audit findings.

Video

Invoicing for Beginners
16:01 minutes | Beginner

Learn how to invoice USAC for delivered products and services.

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Advanced Invoicing
18:41 minutes | Advanced

Learn how to invoice USAC (including electronic invoicing) for delivered products and services.