Form U10

Form U10, the Uniform Examination Request for non-FINRA candidates, is designed for use by individuals not employed or associated with FINRA member firms who, as part of a registration process, have been specifically required by another regulatory authority to qualify by examination. (Persons seeking FINRA registration must be employed by or associated with a FINRA member firm. All examination scheduling for persons associated with FINRA member firms or firms applying for FINRA membership must be made by the firm on a Form U4.)

Before scheduling an appointment, non-FINRA candidates must submit an online Form U10.

Instructions for Completing Form U10


Form U10 is only available for online submission.  This online process provides convenient credit card and electronic (ACH) payment options.

International credit card payments are now accepted. This is an option in lieu of sending a wire transfer.

Submit Form U10 Online

Please note, new users will need to click the “Register Now” hyperlink located in the upper right hand side of the login screen to receive a User Name and Password.

  1. Complete the required fields of the Candidate Personal Information section in full. Candidates without a Social Security Number (SSN) will be required to provide their mother’s maiden name. Note: You are required to provide accurate personal information and will be subject to the terms of the attestation language outlined in the Form U10 application. If you have a SSN and do not provide it, FINRA will not post your score to Web CRD for usage and you may be required to re-qualify by examination.
  2. By completing the Firm Information section, the firm contact specified will receive a copy of the Notice of Enrollment email.
  3. If requesting an examination in Section 4A, FINRA will require sponsorship approval by the Regulatory Agency specified in Section 3. A Form U10 will not be processed until the necessary authorization is provided directly to FINRA by the appropriate regulatory authority.  If the required authorization is not received from the appropriate regulatory authority within thirty (30) days of the date of receipt, the Form U10 will be disregarded unprocessed. FINRA assumes no responsibility for providing copies of official results to regulatory authorities other than the sponsoring SRO.
  4. Be sure to complete the application by submitting the payment for the examination. If payment is not submitted within 24 hours of initiating the form, it will be discarded.
    Note: Examination fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to either another individual or another examination for the same individual.
  5. Once the Form U10 and payment have been successfully submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the candidate.
  6. After the submitted form has been approved, a Notice of Enrollment will be emailed to both the candidate and the firm contact, if specified. Each candidate will be assigned a unique FINRA ID number, which will be included in the Notice of Enrollment email. This FINRA ID number will need to be used to schedule a testing appointment. For candidate security, SSNs are not used for scheduling.
  7. Candidates must make the necessary appointment and take the examination before the expiration date as shown on the Notice of Enrollment or the enrollment expires and the fee is forfeited.  Enrollments are valid for 120 calendar days only.  If the candidate late cancels (see below) or does not appear for their scheduled appointment, the examination fee is forfeited and a new Form U10 must be submitted.
  8. Persons without valid enrollments will not be permitted to schedule or take an examination.  To re-enroll for a failed examination, forfeited enrollment, or an expired enrollment, resubmit the Form U10 with the appropriate examination fee(s).

Eligibility of Candidates


Form U10, the Uniform Examination Request for non-FINRA candidates, is designed for use by individuals not employed or associated with FINRA member firms who, as part of a registration process, have been specifically required by another regulatory authority to qualify by examination. (Persons seeking FINRA registration must be employed by or associated with a FINRA member firm. All examination scheduling for persons associated with FINRA member firms or firms applying for FINRA membership must be made by the firm on a Form U4.)

Responsibility rests with the candidates and their firms to: 1) ascertain directly from the appropriate regulatory authority specific advice as to which qualifying examination is required; 2) provide the necessary registration application to that agency in accordance with their requirements; and 3) determine what that regulator requires of them before the agency will provide FINRA with the necessary authorization to proceed with Form U10 processing and test scheduling.

FINRA assumes no responsibility for contacting another regulatory agency with respect to provision of the required authorization or the candidate’s choice of examination.