CRD stands for Central Registration Depository, FINRA's central licensing and registration system used by the US Securities industry and regulators. The CRD contains a broker-dealer firm's registration records as well as the qualifications, employment and disclosure histories for its associated individuals. It also facilitates the processing of form filings, fingerprint submissions, qualification exams, and continuing education sessions. FINRA allows select firms and regulators to access Web CRD.
We need your CRD number because it is your FINRA account number. We use it to direct fingerprints to the right FINRA account. Without a CRD number, Sterling Identity cannot create an account for your company.