CRCP Continuing Education Requirement

Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP)® designees are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education (CE) every three years as of their certificate anniversary award date. You can choose your CRCP® CE credits from FINRA-developed conferences and compliance meetings, e-learning, online workshops, webinars and webcasts.

CRCP CE Self-Certifying Process

CRCP graduates should report CRCP CE credit(s) as soon as possible after concluding a program or course. CRCP CE credits are not considered accrued until you have reported them to FINRA.

Report My CRCP CE Credits

For questions regarding the FINRA CRCP Reporting System, please refer to the frequently asked questions. For additional questions, please contact us directly.

CRCP designees who do not remain current with the CRCP CE requirement may no longer use the designation of CRCP.

Note to Graduates from 2003 or earlier: CRCP designees who received their designation in 2003 or earlier are waived from the CRCP CE requirement. However, these designees are encouraged to complete voluntary continuing education.

The following FINRA programs are eligible for FINRA CRCP CE credit:

Eligible Program Duration CRCP CE Credits
CRCP In-person Event 60 Minutes 1
FINRA Advertising Regulation Conference – In-person 1 ½ Days 9
FINRA Advertising Regulation Conference – Live Broadcast 1 ½ Days 9
FINRA AML Half-Day Seminars ½ Day 4
FINRA Annual Conference – In-person 3 Days 12
FINRA Annual Conference – Live Broadcast 3 Days 12
FINRA Blockchain Symposium – In-person 3 Hours 3
FINRA Cybersecurity Conference+ 1 Day 4.5 – 6
FINRA District Compliance Meetings* 2-3.30 Hours 2
FINRA Diversity Summit 1 Day 4.5-6
FINRA E-Learning Courses 25-30 Minutes ½
FINRA E-Learning Arbitrator Course - Basic Arbitrator Training (Part I) 8 Hours 8
FINRA E-Learning Arbitrator Course - Expungement Training (Part II) 2 Hours 2
FINRA E-Learning Arbitrator Courses - Advanced Training 1-2 Hours 1-2
FINRA Fixed Income Conference – In-person 1 Day 4.5-6
FINRA Fixed Income Conference – Live Broadcast 1 Day 4.5-6
FINRA Podcasts 10 Minutes ¼
FINRA Regional Member Forums ½ Day 4-5
FINRA RegTech Conference 1 Day 5.5
FINRA Small Firm Conference – In-person 1 ½ Days 8
FINRA Webinars 30 - 90 Minutes .5-1.5
Individual FINRA Conference Session (live or on-demand) 1-1.25 Hours 1

*Effective with 2013 and later programs.

+Effective with 2016 and later programs.