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Registration Forms

FINRA is responsible for the Central Registration Depository (CRD) program, which supports the licensing and registration filing requirements of the U.S. securities industry and its regulators. The general public can review information collected through the CRD program about broker-dealer firms and their registered individuals via FINRA’s investor protection tool, BrokerCheck.

The Uniform Registration Forms are periodically revised to incorporate various changes to the forms. The most recent versions of the forms, instructions and other resources are available through the pages below.

Optional Form U4 E-Signature and CE Notification Features Available in FINRA Gateway

Effective September 25, 2021, firms can enable two new optional features in FINRA Gateway’s Firm Settings. Registered securities professionals with FinPro accounts can receive auto-generated email reminders about their regulatory element continuing education (CE) requirement as well as electronically sign their Form U4 filings.

Form BR Now Available in FINRA Gateway

Effective January 24, 2022, branch registration forms are available in the FINRA Gateway. Leveraging the modern data collection interface, users can create an Initial Form BR from the firm profile and amend or close specific branches from the related Branch Profile. The Classic CRD experience will continue to be available until at least April 15, 2022. View a recording of the webinar hosted in December 2021 to learn about to preview key features of the enhanced filing process. 

Individual Registration Forms


Form U4

The Form U4 (Uniform Application for Securities Industry Registration or Transfer) is used by firms to register and update the registration information of associated persons with self-regulatory organizations (SROs) and jurisdictions. 

Form U5

The Form U5 (Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration) is used by firms to terminate one or more of the registrations of associated persons with self-regulatory organizations (SROs), and jurisdictions.


Branch Registration Form


The Form BR (Uniform Branch Office Registration Form) is used by broker-dealers for branch office registration, notification, closing or withdrawal.


Firm Registration Forms


The Form BD (Uniform Application for Broker-Dealer Registration) and the Form BDW (Uniform Request for Broker-Dealer Withdrawal) are used by broker-dealers to register or to withdraw their registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, SROs and jurisdictions.


Regulator Forms


Form U6

The Form U6 (Uniform Disciplinary Action Reporting Form) is used by the SEC, SROs and jurisdictions to report disciplinary actions against broker-dealers and associated persons. This form is also used by FINRA to report final arbitration awards against broker-dealers and associated persons.