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Authority of Board to Adopt Qualification Requirements

Sec. 2.  (a) The Board shall have authority to adopt rules and regulations applicable to applicants for membership, members, and persons associated with applicants or members establishing specified and appropriate standards with respect to the training, experience, competence, and such other qualifications as the Board finds necessary or desirable, and in the case of an applicant for membership or a member, standards of financial responsibility and operational capability.
(b) In establishing and applying such standards, the Board may classify members and persons associated with such members, taking into account relevant matters, including the nature, extent, and type of business being conducted and of securities sold, dealt in, or otherwise handled. The Board may specify that all or any portion of such standards shall be applicable to any such class and may require the persons in any such class to be registered with the Corporation.
(c) The Board may from time to time make changes in such rules, regulations, and standards as it deems necessary or appropriate.
Amended by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998.