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For Immediate Release
June 24, 2008

For more information contact:
Larry Dyekman (312) 781-1372,
Karen Wuertz (312) 781-1335,

NFA launches online learning program for arbitrators

June 24, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) announced today that it has developed an online learning program for its arbitrators that will help them fulfill their ongoing training requirements. Individuals can access the program through the Dispute Resolution section of NFA's Web site (

"The success of our arbitration program depends on the quality of our arbitrators," says Elizabeth Sheridan, manager of NFA's arbitration program. "That's why we require them to demonstrate proficiency in arbitration principles and procedures at least once every three years. By completing this new online program, our arbitrators can meet their training requirements."

The program consists of five modules covering various aspects of NFA's arbitration program. There are also four quizzes located throughout the program. Once the program is complete, the individual's test scores are sent to NFA. The individual is then able to print out a certificate of completion.

NFA arbitrators can also meet their training requirements by attending a training seminar offered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or the Financial Industry National Regulatory Association (FINRA) and providing NFA with proof of attendance.

"NFA is always looking for qualified individuals to serve as NFA arbitrators," says Sheridan. "Individuals interested in serving as NFA arbitrators should contact NFA either by calling NFA's Information Center at (800) 621-3570 or e-mailing NFA at"

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