FINRA Entitlement Program Announcements
FINRA Entitlement Certification Ended June 21, 2019
Super Account Administrators (SAAs) for firms with more than one user who have not yet certified must do so immediately. The ability to create, edit and clone accounts has been disabled and will remain so until certification is completed. Other consequences include notification to the appropriate FINRA District Office for FINRA member firms or notifications to other regulators for non-FINRA organizations. In addition, all user accounts for an organization will be suspended. Should account suspensions occur, SAAs from affected organizations will be required to work with the FINRA Entitlement Group in order to regain system access.
For detailed information, refer to the following pages:
- Entitlement User Accounts Certification Process Quick Reference Guide
- FINRA Entitlement Program Frequently Asked Questions
- FINRA's Annual Entitlement User Accounts Certification Period
New CRD Entitlements Became Available June 30, 2018
On Saturday, June 30, 2018, FINRA systematically entitled broker-dealer users and administrators with the first set of features released in the new CRD system. Learn more about the new My CRD family of entitlement privileges, how the privileges will interact with the existing CRD (now referred to as “classic CRD”), and who is eligible for systematic entitlement on the New CRD Entitlement page.
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 at (301) 869-6699 or (301) 590-6500. 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.