Central Registration Depository (Web CRD)

FINRA operates the Central Registration Depository (Web CRD®), the central licensing and registration system used by the U.S. securities industry and its regulators. Web CRD contains the registration records of broker-dealer firms and their associated individuals including their qualification, employment and disclosure histories; it also facilitates the processing of form filings, fingerprint submissions, qualification exams and continuing education sessions. Web CRD is a secure system that only firms and regulators that have been granted access by FINRA can use. Learn more about requesting access, system functionality and best practices on the pages linked below.

The general public can review reports generated from Web CRD information that is disclosable through our investor protection tool, BrokerCheck.

See How We Are Transforming CRD
FINRA is working on a new CRD system that will be intuitive, flexible and efficient, to make it easier for firms and their associated persons to fulfill their compliance obligations. Read more about what we have already implemented and have planned in the future for CRD.


  • See What Firms Are Saying
    Would you like to see some of the feedback FINRA has received from firms about the new CRD and FinPro? Take a look at the feedback compiled from outreach sessions we held in conjunction with the 2019 ARM Annual Conference.
  • Registration Now Open for June Foundations of CRD Session in Chicago, IL
    This training is designed for broker-dealer (BD) firms or joint BD/investment adviser firms and will cover both classic CRD and new CRD functionality, registration and disclosure hot topics, plus an overview of IARD. Space is limited, so please register early.
  • FINRA’s 2019 Entitlement Certification Period is April 22 – June 21
    FINRA has moved the Annual User Accounts Certification Process to the second quarter and extended the certification period from 30 days to approximately 60 days for convenience to firms. During this period, Super Account Administrators (SAAs) for firms with more than one user must certify that users at their firm who require access to applications in FINRA’s Entitlement Program have only those entitlement privileges required to perform their job responsibilities and to delete accounts for users who no longer require access. Please see the following pages for additional information: page.
  • 2019 ARM Annual Educational Conference
    Management from FINRA presented at the Association of Registration Management’s annual conference, which was held March 4 – 6, 2019, in Amelia Island, Florida. 2019 ARM Annual Conference.
  • Web CRD and IARD Release Notes
    View explanations of recent and upcoming system changes in the release notes linked below: