National Futures Association's Online Registration System ("ORS") is NFA's web-based registration and membership filing and processing system. Except for a limited number of forms, NFA no longer accepts hardcopy versions of registration and membership forms, all of which must be electronically filed using ORS.
Forms which must be mailed to NFA:
Notice Form 7-R for Broker-Dealers that are eligible for notice registration as an FCM or IB;
Notice Form BD-N for FCMs and IBs that are eligible for notice registration as Broker-Dealers; and
Floor Broker and individual Floor Trader registration withdrawal requests (Form 8-W).
Petition for Confirmation of Exemption from Registration under CFTC Rule 30.10
ORS requires a currently supported version of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox. NFA recommends keeping browser levels and maintenance current as an overall best practice. Access to confidential data in ORS is secured using 128 bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). ORS also requires cookies and Scripting of Java Applets to be enabled. Contact your network administrator, use the Help function or visit the web sites listed below to determine if your system can support these requirements.
Internet Explorer updates are available at:
Firefox updates are available at:
ORS will not be available for use from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time from Monday through Friday. The system may also occasionally be unavailable at other times due to system maintenance.
ORS contains an online tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions for the most common registration tasks, such as completing a registration application, changing registration information, requesting withdrawal of a firm's registration and notifying NFA of an individual's termination.
In addition, NFA's Information Center is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST to answer your registration and ORS questions. Call (312) 781-1410 or toll-free at (800) 621-3570. You may also email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFA Members can file many of their required documents electronically.
You can check the registration status and disciplinary history of any futures firm or individual.