SR-FINRA-2011-026

Proposed Rule Change Regarding Cancellation or Rescheduling Fees for Qualification Examinations and Continuing Education Sessions

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend Section 4(c) of Schedule A to the FINRA By-Laws to address cancellation/rescheduling fees for qualification examinations and continuing education sessions.  Specifically, the proposed rule change would (1) establish a fee for individuals who cancel or reschedule a qualification examination or Regulatory Element Continuing Education (“Regulatory Element”) session three to ten business days prior to the appointment date, and (2) add a reference to the fee for individuals who fail to timely appear for a scheduled Regulatory Element session or who cancel or reschedule such a session within two business days prior to the appointment date.