Continuing Education (CE) Online

Web Delivery of the Continuing Education Regulatory Element Program

FINRA has transitioned the delivery of the Continuing Education (CE) Regulatory Element to an online format called the CE Online Program. The CE Online Program provides participants with the flexibility to satisfy their CE Regulatory Element requirement from a home or office computer—anytime, anywhere.  

Note: As of July 1, 2016, all Continuing Education (CE) Regulatory Element programs are no longer available at testing centers. For additional details, review Information Notice 5/16/16.  Participants now need to satisfy their CE requirement exclusively via the CE Online Program, unless a disability that falls within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prevents them from doing so (review FINRA's CE Online Delivery Accommodation page for more information).

General Information


Participants complete a computer-based session consisting of four modules, and must demonstrate proficiency in order to satisfy the CE requirement.

The S101 program has been restructured to include a personalized module that allows the participant to select one of seven topics that most closely resembles their job function: Series 6 Retail Sales, Series 7 Retail Sales, Institutional Sales, Trading, Operations, Investment Banking, or Research. An Information Notice has been published for the S101 General Program for Registered Persons along with a related content outline.