Floor Trader (FT) Registration

A floor trader (FT) is a person who purchases or sells any futures contracts, options on futures or swaps on any contract market for such person's own account.

Registration Requirements for FTs

To register as a FT:

  • Designate yourself as the Security Manager in order to obtain secure access to NFA's Online Registration System (ORS)
  • Complete online Form 8-R
  • Submit fingerprint cards
  • Submit proof from a contract market or SEF that you have been granted trading privileges. The contract market or SEF may provide proof in ORS after the application has been filed.
  • Pay non-refundable application fee of $85. (An application fee is not required if you are currently registered with the CFTC in any capacity or is listed as a principal of a current CFTC registrant.)

Registration Requirements for Non-Natural Person Floor Traders (FTF) and Principals and Order Enterers of FTFs

To register as a non-natural person floor trader (FTF):

  • Designate a Security Manager in order to obtain secure access to NFA's Online Registration System (ORS)
  • Complete online Form 7-R
  • Submit proof from a contract market or SEF that the FTF has been granted trading privileges. The contract market or SEF may provide proof after the application has been filed
  • Pay non-refundable application fee of $200.

To register as a principal and/or order enterer of an FTF:

  • A completed online Form 8-R for each principal and/or order enterer
  • Submit fingerprint cards
  • Pay non-refundable application fee of $85. (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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