FINRA Institute at Wharton

Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) Program 

The FINRA Institute at Wharton CRCPTM Program—which is delivered through the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia—provides compliance, legal and regulatory professionals with an in-depth understanding of the foundation, theory and practical application of securities laws and regulation.


High-potential personnel with executive-level aspirations who participate in the program benefit from:


  • Rigorous instruction on securities laws and the theory behind securities regulation
  • Practical applications of current compliance and regulatory issues 
  • World-renowned Wharton business and University of Pennsylvania law school professors and expert faculty drawn from the securities industry, FINRA and the SEC
  • Learning alongside participants with diverse professional backgrounds and experiences
  • Lasting, professional relationships with industry peers


The CRCP certificate is awarded to those who complete the program within a two-year period. The program includes two weeklong residential courses, plus extensive pre-course readings and casework. For questions about the program contact us.


Program Elements and Requirements


Pre-Course Work


Candidates are assigned materials to review in advance of Wharton coursework—including academic research conducted by Wharton faculty as well as rules, regulations, and compliance and regulatory guidance.


Two Residential Courses at Wharton


Week I: Foundation | July 13 – 17, 2015 — Five days of coursework that fosters a broad understanding of the securities industry, rules and regulations. Topics covered include: broker-dealer structure and supervision, current issues in securities regulation, suitability issues and securities law and regulatory structure.

Week II: Capstone | November 9 – 13, 2015
— Five days of coursework covering the nuances of securities law and more complex regulatory compliance issues. Topics covered include: advanced issues in supervision, suitability, anti-money laundering, internal compliance systems, and communications with the public.


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