SEC filing codes

SEC filing codes are used as access codes to submit reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A corporate insider who must report information to the 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

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