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.


  • Registration for Fall RAD Training Sessions is Open:
    • Foundations of CRD Training • September 23 - 24, 2019 • Rockville, MD
      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. Cost $500.
    • FINRA Registration and Disclosure Boot Camp • September 25- 26, 2019 • Rockville, MD
      This training is designed for those who are new to reporting disclosure information in CRD or those who want to receive refresher training and reporting tips. Cost $600
    • BOGO Offer: Foundations of CRD Training and FINRA Registration and Disclosure Boot Camp• September 23- 26, 2019 • Rockville, MD
      Attend both trainings (Foundations of CRD and FINRA Registration and Disclosure Boot Camp training) for a reduced cost of $800.

      To receive the discount, register for one of the classes. The discount code to register for the other class will be included in your email confirmation. The discount is non- transferable and only valid for one person to attend both events.

      Space is limited, so register soon 

  • 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.
  • FINRA’s 2019 Entitlement Certification Ended June 21
    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: 
  • 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: