Notice to Members 03-37

New Series 23 Examination

Effective Date: July 7, 2003

On June 4, 2003, NASD filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for immediate effectiveness a proposed rule change to establish the General Securities Principal Sales Supervisor Module (Series 23) examination program.1 The new Series 23 examination, in combination with the General Securities Sales Supervisor (Series 9/10) examination, will be an acceptable qualification alternative to the General Securities Principal (Series 24) examination for associated persons who are required to register and qualify as a General Securities Principal with NASD. The Series 23 examination covers material from the Series 24 examination not otherwise covered under the Series 9/10 examination. The implementation date of the new Series 23 examination is July 7, 2003.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to Afshin Atabaki, Attorney, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulatory Policy and Oversight, at (202) 728-8902, or one of the following persons in NASD's Testing and Continuing Education Department: Carole Hartzog at (240) 386-4678; Eva Cichy at (240) 386-4680; Elaine Warren at (240) 386-4679; or Karen Bescher at (240) 386-4677.