SEC Filer Access Codes
Filer Access Codes are required to submit any filing with the SEC via the EDGAR system in addition to accessing online tools. SEC Filer Access Codes are created by the SEC and are assigned to a company or individual that registers with the SEC as an EDGAR filer. Filer codes consist of four unique sets of numbers:
- Central Index Key (CIK) – A publicly available 10 digit code that uniquely identifies each filer. The SEC assigns a company or individual a CIK code when you submit the Form ID Application. This code cannot be changed.
- CIK Confirmation Code (CCC) – An 8 character confidential code used in combination with the CIK to submit a filing via EDGAR and identify the filer. This code may be changed at any time.
- Password (PW) – An 8 character confidential code used in combination with the CIK to log on to the EDGAR system and to update your filer information. The password may be changed at any time and expires annually. If you allow your password to expire you will have to generate new access codes.
- Password Modification Authorization Code (PMAC) – An 8 character code required to change your password and is extremely confidential.
While the SEC sometimes issues the codes the same day, it may take 24-48 hours for the SEC to approve your request and send the codes once the necessary documents are received.
Click here for the Form ID Application.