Notice to Members 02-77

SEC Approves Rule Establishing New Registration Category for Proctors of In-Firm Delivery of the Regulatory Element

On September 24, 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved NASD Rule 1043, a new registration category for proctors of in-firm delivery of the Regulatory Element of NASD's continuing education requirements. The Rule permits registration by an associated person as a proctor without taking a qualification exam. A person may obtain designation as a proctor upon approval of an Application for Registration pursuant to Article V, Section 2 of NASD's By-Laws.

A person registered only as a proctor may not function in any other capacity that requires registration. However, the Rule does not prohibit a person who is registered with NASD in any other capacity from also serving as a proctor without being designated as such under the Rule.

Questions concerning this Notice should be directed to Philip Shaikun, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulatory Policy and Oversight, at (202) 728-8451.