FINRA Institute at Wharton CRCP Continuing Education Requirement

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 by logging the information through the FINRA Learning Management System (LMS). CRCP CE credits are not considered accrued until you have reported them to the FINRA LMS. Instructions are available on how to use the FINRA LMS to self-certify programs or courses taken or to view your progress.

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
FINRA Annual Conference – In-person 3 Days 12
FINRA Annual Conference – Live Broadcast 3 Days 12
FINRA Advertising Regulation Conference – In-person 1 ½ Days 9
FINRA Advertising Regulation Conference – Live Broadcast 1 ½ Days 9
FINRA Small Firm Conference – In-person 1 ½ Days 7
FINRA Fixed Income Conference – In-person 1 Day 4.5-6
FINRA Fixed Income Conference – Live Broadcast 1 Day 4.5-6
Individual FINRA Conference Session (live or on-demand) 1-1.25 Hours 1
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 South Region Compliance Seminar – In-person 1 ½ Days 8
FINRA District Compliance Meetings* 2-3.30 Hours 2
CRCP In-Person Event 60 Minutes 1
FINRA Podcasts 10 Minutes ¼
FINRA Webinars 30 - 90 Minutes .5-1.5
FINRA Cybersecurity Conference+ 1 day 4.5 – 6

*Effective with 2013 and later programs.

+Effective with 2016 and later programs.