The BX Options membership process will mirror current practices on The NASDAQ Stock Market and NOM. Firms wishing to participate on BX Options will need to follow the membership application guidelines below. All applications should be accompanied by a clearing Letter of Guarantee. Firms that are not self clearing need to complete this Letter of Guarantee. Self clearing firms need to complete this Letter of Guarantee.

Please note: the Membership Department will be accepting membership applications immediately, but the rules of BX Options are subject to filing and approval by the SEC.

NASDAQ OMX BX equities exchange members

NASDAQ OMX BX members wishing to participate in the new BX Options market will be required to submit a BX Options Participant Application and Agreement.

Broker-dealers who are members of FINRA or NASDAQ

Broker-dealers who are already members of FINRA and/or NASDAQ, but not NASDAQ OMX BX members, will qualify for the short form NASDAQ OMX BX membership application.

Broker-dealers who are not members of NASDAQ OMX BX, FINRA, or NASDAQ

Applicants who are not already approved for membership with FINRA and/or NASDAQ will be required to submit a full membership application. This is the same as the processes in place today for membership on NASDAQ and NOM.

Completed application documents can be sent to:

NASDAQ OMX Membership Department
1900 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3584

Documents may also be submitted in PDF format via email to:


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