SR-FINRA-2010-031

Proposed Rule Change to Amend Online Form NMA, the Standardized Membership Application Form Applicants Must File Pursuant to NASD Rule 1013 (New Member Application and Interview) as Part of their New Membership Application

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) (f/k/a National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (“NASD”)) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend online Form NMA, the standardized membership application form applicants must file pursuant to NASD Rule 1013 (New Member Application and Interview) as part of their new membership application. The proposed change would amend Form NMA’s hyperlink reference to SEC Form D (Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities) from “high net worth,” to “accredited investor,” the term used in SEC Form D.