SEC filing codes

SEC filing codes are used as access codes to submit reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. A corporate insider who must report information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can only do so with SEC filing codes. These codes are granted by the SEC to someone or a business that registers with it as an SEC filer. The four SEC filing codes are:

  • Central index key (CIK). This is a unique number that identifies the person or entity submitting a report. It is a public code.
  • Password. This is a unique code that identifies a person as being authorized to submit a report. This is a confidential code.
  • CIK confirmation code (CCC). This is a unique code used with the CIK noted above as part of a report submission. Its lower-case  format is eight characters, where at least one is a special character and one is a number.  This is a confidential code.
  • PMAC. This is a unique code that is intended to authorize a password change. The format is similar to the CIK code just noted. This also a confidential code.

To apply for these codes, you enter your name, address, phone, and e-mail address on an SEC form, have it notarized, and submit it to the SEC. An example of what these codes might look like is:

EDGAR Access Code
[Name of Recipient]
CIK: 0123456789
Password: bb@e8hge
CCC: kjj4#fol
PMAC: *yu3cozt

If a corporate insider needs to update any personal information or change passwords, do so on the Filer Management website maintained by the SEC. It is located at