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FINRA's 2022 Entitlement User Account Certification Process

Entitlement Certification Period—Organizations With Super Account Administrators (SAAs)

FINRA's User Accounts Certification Process for Super Account Administrators (SAAs) is scheduled for June 1 – August 31. During this period, SAAs for firms with more than one user and/or administrator account must certify that authorized users are only entitled to those privileges/roles necessary to perform their job responsibilities on the FINRA Entitlement platform. If an individual no longer requires access, remove the appropriate entitlement(s) or delete their account.

Organizations with only an SAA account and no other users or administrators have the option to certify, but are not required, unless the firm has access to the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). Firms with one or more accounts with access to CAT must certify.

To learn more about the SAA’s role and responsibilities, please consult the following resources:

Super Account Administrator (SAA) Forms


New Organization Super Account Administrator (SAA) & FINRA Entitlement Agreement (FEA) Forms must be used when a new organization is first requesting FINRA Entitlement and needs to designate its SAA. This form is available on the FINRA website. Investment Adviser firms that already have access to the FINRA Entitlement Program and have yet to file their initial ADV  must complete the New Organization SAA Form to replace their SAA.

The Update/Replace Super Account Administrator (SAA) & FINRA Entitlement Agreement (FEA) Forms must be used to replace an SAA or update information, such as the name or email address of the current SAA. An Authorized Signatory from your organization needs to request the Update/Replace SAA Form by contacting the Gateway Call Center. The form will be sent to that Authorized Signatory's contact information on file with FINRA.


Signatory Requirements and Special Circumstances for SAA Forms


The New Organization SAA Forms and the Update/Replace SAA Forms have specific instructions and signature requirements which must be met for processing. The forms must be signed by an Authorized Signatory and may not be self-signed unless specific requirements are met as indicated on the forms.