REGISTRATION AND DISCLOSURE

Central Registration Depository (CRD)

Presentation Changes and New Functionality in the Central Registration Depository (CRD®) System

FINRA is introducing enhancements and presentation changes in the CRD system that relate to the implementation of FINRA’s restructured qualification examination program and the adoption of consolidated FINRA registration rules. These changes, effective October 1, 2018, principally affect the Examination Requests and SRO Registrations sections.

FINRA Information Notice (September 24, 2018): Presentation Changes and New Functionality in the Central Registration Depository (CRD®) System

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Program Transformation

FINRA seeks comment on a proposal to implement the recommendations of the Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education (CE Council) enhancing the continuing education requirements for securities industry professionals. The proposal would change the: (1) Regulatory Element to provide annual training, make the content more relevant, incorporate diverse instructional formats, publicize the learning topics in advance and enhance the related management systems; (2) Firm Element to expressly recognize other training requirements, improve the guidance and resources available to firms and establish a content catalog; and (3) Continuing Education Program to enable individuals who terminate their registrations the option of maintaining their qualification by completing continuing education. The comment period expires on June 30, 2020

FINRA Regulatory Notice 20-05 (February 18, 2020): FINRA Requests Comment on a Proposal to Implement the Recommendations of the CE Council Regarding Enhancements to the Continuing Education Program for Securities Industry Professionals

Qualifications Exams

Test Results Information

Effective October 1, 2018, FINRA restructured its representative-level qualification examination program. In conjunction with the restructuring, FINRA no longer provides a total score and a score profile for each major section of the content outline to candidates who pass a qualification examination. FINRA believes that providing such information is unnecessary once a candidate has met the minimum score threshold for passing an examination. However, FINRA continues to provide a total score and a score profile for each major section of the content outline to a candidate who fails an examination

SEC Release No. 84376 (October 5, 2018), 83 FR 51720 (October 12, 2018) (File No. SR-FINRA-2018-036): Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to Provision of Test Result Information to Candidates Who Pass a FINRA Qualification Examination