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Floor Trader (FT)

A Floor Trader is a person who purchases or sells any futures contracts or options on futures on any contract market or swaps on a contract market or Swap Execution Facility (SEF) for such person's own account.

An FT is required to file the following:

  • A completed online Form 8-R
  • Fingerprint Cards
  • Proof from a contract market or SEF that the person has been granted trading privileges. The contract market or SEF may provide proof after the application has been filed.
  • A non refundable Floor Trader Application Fee of $85.00*

A non-natural person Floor Trader (FTF) is required to file the following:

  • A completed online Form 7-R
  • Proof from a contract market or SEF that the person has been granted trading privileges. The contract market or SEF may provide proof after the application has been filed.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $200

In addition, an FTF is required to file the following for its principals and order enterers:

*An application fee is not required if the individual is currently registered with the CFTC in any capacity or is listed as a principal of a current CFTC registrant.

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