FINRA Institute at Wharton CRCP Continuing Education Requirement

Certified Regulatory and Compliance ProfessionalTM (CRCPTM) 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, e-learning, online workshops, webinars and webcasts.


CRCP CE Self-Reporting Process

CRCP graduates should report continuing education credit(s) upon conclusion of the program by logging the information through the online form. Provide your full name, email address, full name of the program and date of the program. If you experience technical difficulties with the online form, delete your cookies and temporary internet files.


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 ProgramDurationCRCP CE Credits
FINRA Annual Conference – In-person3 Days


FINRA Annual Conference – Live Broadcast3 Days12
FINRA Advertising Regulation Conference – In-person1 ½ Days9
FINRA Advertising Regulation Conference – Live Broadcast1 ½ Days9
FINRA Small Firm Conference1 ½ Days6.5
FINRA Fixed Income Conference – In-person1 Day4.5-6
FINRA Fixed Income Conference – Live Broadcast1 Day4.5-6
Individual FINRA Conference Session (live or on-demand)1-1.25 Hours1
FINRA E-Learning Courses25-30 Minutes


FINRA E-Learning Arbitrator Course - Basic Arbitrator Training (Part I)8 Hours8
FINRA E-Learning Arbitrator Course - Expungement Training (Part II)2 Hours2
FINRA E-Learning Arbitrator Courses - Advanced Training1-2 Hours1-2
FINRA South Region Compliance Seminar1 ½ Days6-7
FINRA District Compliance Meetings*2-3.30 Hours2
CRCP In-Person Event60 Minutes1
FINRA Podcast10 Minutes¼
FINRA Webinars60 - 90 Minutes


*Effective with 2013 and later programs.

Last Updated: 1/22/2015