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 3,810 registered broker-dealers, and the qualification, employment and disclosure histories of more than 633,820 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.


  • ARM 2017 Annual Educational Conference
    Management from FINRA presented at the Association of Registration Management’s annual conference, which was held March 6 – 8, 2017, at Amelia Island, Florida. View the FINRA panel presentation which covered the following topics: testing and continuing education, registration and disclosure, Web CRD, BrokerCheck and the Financial Professionals Gateway.
  • FINRA Web CRD Training Offerings
    Information is now available for upcoming 2017 Registration and Disclosure (RAD) Training Team offerings
  • Web CRD and IARD Release Notes 2017.03
    View an explanation of changes to Web CRD and IARD implemented with Release 2017.03 on March 18, 2017.