The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) administers the CRD program, which  facilitates the licensing and registration of U.S. securities industry firms and professionals. The CRD contains the registration records of broker-dealer firms, branch offices, and their associated financial professionals, including their qualification, employment, and disclosure histories.  The CRD program also directs the processing of form filings, fingerprint submissions, collection and disbursement of registration-related fees, qualification exams, and continuing education sessions for securities firms and financial professionals. 

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