Central Registration Depository (Web CRD)

FINRA operates Web CRD®, the central licensing and registration system for the U.S. securities industry and its regulators. The system contains the registration records of more than 3,995 registered broker-dealers, and the qualification, employment and disclosure histories of more than 643,295 active registered individuals.

Web CRD also facilitates the processing and payment of registration-related fees such as form filings, fingerprint submissions, qualification exams and continuing education sessions. Web CRD is a secure system for entitled users only. Firms must complete FINRA’s entitlement process noted below to request access to use Web CRD by completing FINRA’s entitlement process noted below.


  • 2015 SILA National Education Conference
    Representatives of FINRA’s Registration and Disclosure and Member Relations departments presented at the Securities & Insurance Licensing Association National Education Conference, which was held October 4 – 7, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. View the FINRA panel presentations.
  • 2016 FINRA Annual Registration Renewal Program
    Beginning November 16, 2015, firms can view and print their Preliminary Renewal Statements and renewal reports, which provide detailed information on the registration renewal fees assessed, by logging onto Web CRD or the Firm Gateway.
  • Web CRD/IARD Software Release 2015.10
    View an explanation of changes to Web CRD and Broker Check which were implemented with Release 2015.10 on October 24, 2015.