Central Registration Depository (Web CRD)

FINRA operates Web CRD®, the central licensing and registration system for the U.S. securities industry and its regulators. The system contains the registration records of more than 3,700 registered broker-dealers, and the qualification, employment and disclosure histories of more than 635,000 active registered individuals.

Web CRD also facilitates the processing and payment of registration-related fees such as form filings, fingerprint submissions, qualification exams and continuing education sessions. Web CRD is a secure system for entitled users only. Firms must complete FINRA’s entitlement process noted below to request access to use Web CRD. 


  • 2018 Renewal Program
    The 2018 Renewal Program Calendar is now available. Preliminary Statements will be posted in E-Bill on Nov. 13, 2017. Renewal reports will continue to be available through Web CRD for reconciliation purposes.
  • Web CRD and IARD Release Notes 2017.12
    View an explanation of changes to Web CRD and IARD implemented with Release 2017.12 on December 9, 2017.
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Conference
    View FINRA’s presentation from the 2017 Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Conference. Topics included recent and upcoming system enhancements as well as tips and resources for registration staff.
  • 2017 SILA National Education Conference
    View the FINRA panel presentations on Registration and Disclosure, Testing and Continuing Education, and RAD Technology presented at the 2017 SILA National Education Conference, which was held Sept. 23 - 27, 2017, in Orlando, FL.