I.                   Associate Username to an Existing FRN

Associate Username to an Existing FRN provides guidance on how to link an existing FCC Registration Number (FRN) to your FCC Username Account.

Note: An existing FCC Registration Number (FRN) does not automatically link to your FCC Username Account. In order to do so, you must associate your Username to an existing FRN.

1.       Access CORES from the FCC Registration - Login page at this link:

https://apps.fcc.gov/cores

2.       From the FCC Registration - Login page, enter your registered Username and Password under “Username Login”. Click “LOG IN”. See Figure 1 below.

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3.       Click the “Associate Username to FRN” link. See Figure 2 below.

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4.       Enter the Existing FCC Registration Number (FRN) and a Comment. Click “CONTINUE”. See Figure 3 below.

Note: The comment you provide will be visible to the FRN Administrator of the FRN, if the FRN already has an Administrator associated with it, so that he or she can decide whether or not to grant your FRN Association Request. An Administrator can assign/approve permission levels for an FRN to other users. If the FRN does not have an Administrator yet, then the comment will only be visible to you and saved for your records.

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5.       You will be directed to the Associate User to FRN – Enter Password page. This page gives you two options: entering the Password for the FCC Registration Number (FRN) or sending a request to the FRN Administrator for association approval. See Figure 4 below.

Option 1: Select the “Yes. Here is the password:” radio button, type in the Password for the FRN, and click “SUBMIT”.

Option 2: Select the “No. Send a request to the FRN Administrator for association approval” radio button and click “SUBMIT”.

Note: Keep in mind, not all FRNs have an FRN Administrator (only those already associated with an FCC Username Account). If you mistakenly attempt to send a request to the Administrator of an FRN that does not have an Administrator, you will not be able to proceed and will get the error message, “This FRN does not have an Administrator, no association can be made without entering the FRN password.”

Note: If the FRN was registered through the updated CORES system, then a request will automatically be sent to the FRN Administrator for association approval.

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6.       If selecting Option 1, you will be directed to the Associate User to FRN Confirmation page. This page confirms that you have successfully associated your Username to an existing FCC Registration Number (FRN). See Figure 5 below.

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If selecting Option 2, you will be directed to the Associate User to FRN Confirmation page. This page confirms that you have successfully sent a request for approval to the FRN Administrator to associate the given FRN to your Username.  A notification email will be sent to you when the FRN Administrator makes a determination within CORES whether or not to grant this FRN association request; you can check the status in the “FRN Association Requests” tab in CORES (reference steps 7-10 on instructions for how to access the “FRN Association Request” tab). See Figure 6 below.

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7.       In order to check the status of the request for approval to the FRN Administrator to associate the given FRN to your Username, click the “Manage FRN(s)” link. See Figure 7 below.

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8.       Click the “Manage FRN(s) link. See Figure 8 below.

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9.       Click the “FRN Association Requests” tab. See Figure 9 below.

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10.   You will be directed to the “FRN Association Requests” tab. This tab allows you to check the status of the request for approval to the FRN Administrator to associate the given FRN to your Username. Clicking “Remove FRN Association Request” cancels your FRN Association Request for an FRN and removes the request from the FRN Administrator’s and your own “FRN Association Requests” tab. See Figure 10 below.

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