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CRCP Continuing Education Requirement

Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP)® designees are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education (CE) every three years as of their certificate anniversary award date. You can choose your CRCP® CE credits from FINRA-developed conferences and compliance meetings, e-learning, online workshops, webinars and webcasts.

CRCP CE Self-Certifying Process

CRCP graduates should report CRCP CE credit(s) as soon as possible after concluding a program or course. CRCP CE credits are not considered accrued until you have reported them to FINRA.

Report My CRCP CE Credits

For questions regarding the FINRA CRCP CE Reporting System, please refer to the frequently asked questions. For additional questions, please contact us directly.

CRCP designees who do not remain current with the CRCP CE requirement may no longer use the designation of CRCP.

Note to Graduates from 2003 or earlier: CRCP designees who received their designation in 2003 or earlier are waived from the CRCP CE requirement. However, these designees are encouraged to complete voluntary continuing education.

Visit our Conferences and Events web page to view available on-demand recordings.

The following FINRA programs are eligible for FINRA CRCP CE credit:


Eligible Program Duration CRCP CE Credits
A Few Minutes With FINRA 5-30 Minutes .25-.5
Advertising Regulation Conference 1 ½ Days 7-9
AML Half-Day Seminars ½ Day 4
Annual Conference 3 Days 12
Artificial Intelligence Virtual Conference 3 Hours 3
Blockchain Symposium 3 Hours 3
Cybersecurity Conference1 1 Day 4.5–6
Cybersecurity Half-Day Seminars ½ Day 4
Diversity Summit 1 Day 4.5-6
E-Learning Courses2 25-30 Minutes .5
E-Learning Arbitrator Course - Basic Arbitrator Training (Part I) 8 Hours 8
E-Learning Arbitrator Course - Expungement Training (Part II) 2 Hours 2
E-Learning Arbitrator Courses - Advanced Training 1-2 Hours 1-2
Firm Grouping Member Forum 1/2 Day 3.75-5
Fixed Income Conference 1 Day 4.5-6
Institutional Conference 1 Day 6
Podcasts3 10-30 Minutes .25-.5
Regional Compliance Meetings4 2-3.30 Hours 2
Regional Member Forums ½ Day 4-5
RegTech Conference 1 Day 5.5
Regulation Best Interest Conference 1 Day 6
Senior Investor Protection Conference 1 Day 4-6
Small Firm Conference Calls 45-60 minutes .75-1
Small Firm Conference 1 ½ Days 6-9
Small Firm Conference Virtual 4.5 Hours 4.5
Virtual Conference Panels 40-60 minutes 1
Webinars 30 - 90 Minutes .5-1.5
Individual FINRA Conference Session (live or on-demand) 1-1.25 Hours 1

1Effective with 2016 and later programs.

2While third-party vendors may provide different credit values for FINRA e-learning courses, for CRCP CE purposes, e-learning courses provide .5 credits.

3Podcasts 25-30 minutes in length are awarded .5 credits.

4Effective with 2013 and later programs.