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.
- FINRA’s 2019 Entitlement Certification Period is April 22 – June 21
FINRA has moved the Annual User Accounts Certification Process to the second quarter and extended the certification period from 30 days to approximately 60 days for convenience to firms. During this period, Super Account Administrators (SAAs) for firms with more than one user must certify that users at their firm who require access to applications in FINRA’s Entitlement Program have only those entitlement privileges required to perform their job responsibilities and to delete accounts for users who no longer require access. Please see the following pages for additional information: page.
- FINRA’s Registration Systems are Migrating to the Cloud
Migration of FINRA systems to the “cloud” is an essential component of our ongoing transformation effort. Due to the complexity and amount of data involved, the migration will require three weekends in April to complete. During this time, Web CRD, IARD, PFRD and FPRD will be unavailable to all users. Please visit our availability schedule for the complete listing of days and times of these planned outages.
- Registration Now Open for June Foundations of CRD Session in Chicago, IL
This training is designed for broker-dealer (BD) firms or joint BD/investment adviser firms and will cover both classic CRD and new CRD functionality, registration and disclosure hot topics, plus an overview of IARD. Space is limited, so please register early.
- 2019 ARM Annual Educational Conference
Management from FINRA presented at the Association of Registration Management’s annual conference, which was held March 4 – 6, 2019, in Amelia Island, Florida. View the FINRA panel presentation.
- Web CRD and IARD Release Notes
View explanations of recent and upcoming system changes in the release notes linked below: