In a Public Notice issued on 27 May 2022 (attached), the FCC announced that Legacy CORES will be retired on July 15, 2022 at 6 pm.

Once Legacy CORES is retired, users will be unable to make any changes to their FRNs in that system, including resetting their passwords.

Legacy CORES should not be used for creating new FRNs even though it will remain open through July 15, 2022. 

You should direct your applicants for a new license  to register in CORES2 and then apply for an FRN.

Legacy CORES users (including licensees who provided their SSN in lieu of applying for an FRN when they applied for their license) are encouraged to establish an FCC username account in the FCC User Registration System, and then to access CORES2 to associate their FRN(s) with their username. 

Other Commission systems will continue to allow access using the FRN and password established in the Legacy CORES. Users may also log in to these systems using an FRN and username password, established in CORES2. 

Over time, Commission systems that have not yet transitioned will be updated to require a username and password obtained through the FCC User Registration System and may redirect users to use CORES2 to associate their FRN(s) 

with a valid FCC username. Future system transitions will be handled at different timeframes through separate notifications. 

Payment and Payment-Related Transactions

Users that need to pay annual regulatory fees, view Red Light status details, pay Universal Licensing System (ULS) fees, and complete payments for all FCC filings and fees will be required to use a username and password 

with an FRN associated with a username in CORES2 to authorize these transactions according to the following timetable: 

In the image below, the Pay Fees link will transition to CORES2 Username and Password on 26 August 2022.

When you click on Pay Fees today, you are offered two payment options as shown in the image below.  

After 25 August 2022, when you click on Pay Fees you will be taken here:

Author: K5TCO

I received my Technician and General class licenses in October 2021 and Extra in December 2021. Now, I can start learning what all that is about. ;-)

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