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]|
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 www.filermanagement.edgarfiling.sec.gov.