SR-FINRA-2011-060

Proposed Rule Change to Amend the Implementation Provision in FINRA Rule 1230(b)(6) (Operations Professional)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend FINRA Rule 1230(b)(6) (Operations Professional) to provide persons who are required to register as an Operations Professional from October 18, 2011 through December 16, 2011 and must pass a qualification examination to qualify as an Operations Professional until April 14, 2012 to pass the Operations Professional qualification examination (or an eligible qualification examination), during which time such persons may function as an Operations Professional.