The FCC has recently notified VEC's of upcoming Commission Registration System (CORES) changes and its impact to new radio operators. In the near future the FCC will require all FCC Registrants to establish an FCC account containing an FCC Username (a valid email address), which will be linked to their FCC Registration Number (FRN). In the past, use of a licensees Social Security number was allowed instead of the FRN. This will also affect amateurs upgrading or renewing their license.
Learn more details of this change on the Anchorage ARC webpage: