Notice to Members 99-78

Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education Issues Firm Element Advisory

The Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education (Council) has issued a Firm Element Advisory, a guide for firms to use when developing their Continuing Education Firm Element training plans. The attached Firm Element Advisory lists topics that the Council considers to be particularly relevant to the industry at this time. The topics are drawn from a review of the performance of registered persons in the Regulatory Element computer-based training as well as regulatory advisories issued by industry self-regulatory organizations (SROs) since the publication of the last Firm Element Advisory in March 1998.

Questions about this Notice may be directed to John Linnehan, Director, Continuing Education, NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD Regulation®), at (301) 208-2932; or Daniel Sibears, Senior Vice President, Member Regulation, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-6911.