Central Registration Depository (Web CRD)

FINRA operates 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 Plan to Transform 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 planned for CRD.


  • 2019 Renewal Program
    The 2019 Renewal Program Calendar is now available. Preliminary Statements will be posted in E-Bill on Nov. 12, 2018. Renewal reports will continue to be available through Web CRD for reconciliation purposes.
  • Invalidation of Pending U4/U5 Filings in CRD – Release 2018.09
    On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, the deployment of Release 2018.09 will include changes to the “Examination Requests” and “SRO Registrations” sections of the Form U4 as well as the “SRO Partial Termination” section of the Form U5, which will support the new registration rules that are effective Monday, October 1, 2018 (see Regulatory Notice 17-30). As a result of these changes, any pending (in-process) Forms U4/U5 filings not submitted by 11 p.m., Eastern Time, Friday, Sept. 28, will become invalidated and converted to “read-only.” Firm users who still need to submit any invalidated filings will have to recreate them; firms are advised to plan accordingly.
  • Web CRD and IARD Release Notes 2018.09
    View an explanation of changes to Web CRD and IARD implemented with Release 2018.09 on September 29, 2018.