Within the past few days the FCC has retired its legacy version of the CORES system (COmmission REgistration System)
If you are wondering how and where to conduct online business with the FCC here is some information that may be helpful to you.
A good URL starting point is: https://apps.fcc.gov/CORES/userLogin.do
That URL will bring you to the new CORES login screen.
If this is your first visit to the new CORES you may wish to begin by watching the CORES TUTORIAL VIDEO.
Other first-time-user options include the HELP or FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS link.
If all else fails, there is a Support Services link and telephone number at the bottom of the screen.
At some point you will take the plunge and dive into the CORES system.
You will be shown several options. Your choice depends on what you may have already done in preparation for this change.
Late in 2021 the FCC announced that the New CORES system had been made active and invited Users to register and begin using the new CORES system.
If you took that advice and created a Username in the new CORES system then you are in a good position to transact your business with the FCC.
You should be able to provide your Username and Password in the first area and press the LOG IN button.
If you missed your prior opportunity to register in the new CORES system you will be able to create an account and Username by starting your work under the “Need a Username?” heading. Press the REGISTER button.
For those who are registered in the new CORES system, and who used their Username, Password, and the LOG IN button, you will soon see a screen similar to the one shown below.
If you pressed the REGISTER button please follow whatever instructions are shown there. Your Editor has already registered and is unable to provide details of what you might see on your screen.
Your Editor selected the link called MANAGE EXISTING FRNs.
This is where you can pay your FCC transaction fees. You will need this link at license renewal time and after you take a License Exam.
Your needs may be different. Try UPDATE USERNAME PROFILE for a Change of Address.