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FINRA Members

Firms that are FINRA members may submit an abbreviated application form.

  1. Complete the NASDAQ Waive-In Membership Application and Agreement.
  2. Complete the NASDAQ Services Agreement: Please sign both copies. Retain one signed copy for your records.
  3. Each application must be accompanied by a check for the full amount of the application fee made payable to The NASDAQ Stock Market. Please note that this fee is non-refundable.
  4. Return the Application and Agreement, the check and one copy of the NASDAQ Services Agreement to:

     

    The NASDAQ Stock Market
    Membership Department
    1735 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006-1506
    ATTN: Deborah Siluk
    NQX Membership Application Processing

Proprietary Trading Firms that are not FINRA Members and are Members of Another SRO

A “proprietary trading firm” is defined as an applicant:

  • That is not required to become a member of FINRA but is a member of another exchange;
  • Whose source of funds used for trading is the applicant's own capital, traded through the applicant's own accounts; and,
  • That does not and will not have “customers” and whose principals and representatives who are acting as traders are owners of, employees of or contractors to the applicant.

A proprietary trading firm that is a member of another registered national securities exchange must submit a Full NASDAQ Membership Application and Agreement containing all of the Supplemental Information required under NASDAQ rules. The firm must also submit a signed Services Agreement and a Written Supervisory Procedures checklist.

  1. Complete the NASDAQ Full Membership Application and Agreement. Consult Guidance for Submitting Supplemental Information (PDF) for assistance in completing the application.
  2. Complete the NASDAQ Services Agreement: Please sign both copies. Retain one signed copy of the NASDAQ Services Agreement for your records.
  3. Complete the Written Supervisory Checklist..
  4. Each application must be accompanied by a check for the full amount of the application fee made payable to The NASDAQ Stock Market. Please note that this fee is non-refundable.
  5. Return the Application and Agreement, the Checklist, the check and one copy of the NASDAQ Services Agreement to:

     

    The NASDAQ Stock Market
    Membership Department
    1735 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006-1506
    ATTN: Deborah Siluk
    NQX Membership Application Processing

Participation on the NASDAQ Options Market

Unless otherwise noted, all forms must be submitted to the NASDAQ Membership Department.

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Contact Information

For general and membership questions:

For questions regarding the completion, processing and status of Exchange Membership agreements and forms: