Central Registration Depository (Web CRD)

FINRA operates the Central Registration Depository (Web CRD®), the central licensing and registration system used by the U.S. securities industry and its regulators. Web CRD contains the registration records of broker-dealer firms and their associated individuals including their qualification, employment and disclosure histories; it also facilitates the processing of form filings, fingerprint submissions, qualification exams and continuing education sessions. Web CRD is a secure system that only firms and regulators that have been granted access by FINRA can use. Learn more about requesting access, system functionality and best practices on the pages linked below.

The general public can review reports generated from Web CRD information that is disclosable through our investor protection tool, BrokerCheck.

See How We Plan to Transform CRD
FINRA is working on a new CRD system that will be intuitive, flexible and efficient to make it easier for firms and their associated persons to fulfill their compliance obligations. Read more about what we have planned for CRD.


  • 2019 Renewal Program
    The 2019 Renewal Program Calendar is now available. Preliminary Statements will be posted in E-Bill on Nov. 12, 2018. Renewal reports will continue to be available through Web CRD for reconciliation purposes.
  • Web CRD and IARD Release Notes 2018.09
    View an explanation of changes to Web CRD and IARD implemented with Release 2018.09 on September 29, 2018.
  • 2018 SILA National Education Conference
    View the FINRA panel presentations which covered Testing and Continuing Education, Registration and Disclosure (RAD), and RAD Systems presented on Oct. 1, 2018, at the 2018 SILA National Education Conference, in Indianapolis, IN.