Verification Process

After the sponsor files an application for an individual to become registered as an Associated Person, or listed as a principal and/or branch office manager, the individual will need to file a verification of the information contained in the application. Click the "Online Registration System" button at the top right of NFA's website.

On the ORS logon page, enter the individual's temporary user name and password. The sponsor will provide the individual with the temporary user name and password to access his/her application in ORS. If the individual does not know his/her user name and password, the individual should contact the sponsor's Security Manager.

Online Registration Home 

Once the individual enters his/her user name and password the Online Registration Home page appears. To start the verification process the individual should click on the "Review and verify your application" link.


After the individual clicks the "Review and verify your application" link, the Verification screen will appear. It is required that the individual review the accuracy of the information which is contained in his/her application before filing his/her verification. Failure to disclose material information on registration applications may result in the denial or revocation of registration. To review the application click the "Click here" TO VIEW YOUR APPLICATION link, a new window will open up and a PDF file will display which contains the application that was filed on the individual's behalf.

If the individual finds any discrepancies in the application, close the window and click the "Click here" to exit the Online Registration System link. After exiting ORS the individual should notify his/her sponsoring firm about the discrepancies. The individual is required to start the verification process over again once his/her sponsoring firm has corrected the discrepancies in the individual's application.

If the information contained in the individual's application is correct close the window and read the certification that displays and then click the "File Verification" button.

Verification Complete

The verification process is complete once the individual has clicked the "File Verification" button. Click the "Click here" to exit NFA Online Registration link to exit the verification process. A pop-up box will appear asking the individual to close the window, click the "Yes" button.

If you need further assistance, contact NFA's Information Center.