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Center for Futures Education, Inc. has been providing futures training courses and self-study materials for more than 30 years. Our customers find that we have high-quality, well-written material that is easy to understand and teaches you what you need to know for your exam, or for basic trading techniques. We offer courses to prepare you for the NFA Series 3 exam and Series 34 exam, as well as the Series 30 exam and Series 31 exam. We also offer flexible-length Futures Ethics Training that lets you document your initial or periodic training for purposes of NFA audits. Training in Anti-Money Laundering regulations is also offered.

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FREE: telephone/e-mail/Skype tutoring service for our students. Many of our courses are offered in a print version, as well as an online version. Combo packs can be purchased for greater value.

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NFA to Update ORS

NFA will update its Online Registration System (ORS) in late November. Any individual or Firm Applications or Registration Updates that are not completed by November 22, 2019, risk being deleted by the update process.

Swaps Proficiency Requirements Administrators: Designate and Educate

Beginning January 31, 2020, NFA Members with associates required to meet Swaps Proficiency Requirements (SPRs) must designate a minimum of one SPR Administrator (also an ORS Security Manager) for enrollment and tracking purposes. SPR Admin forms are available on NFA's website. NFA will conduct two identical, free, required webinars to prepare SPR Admins: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. CT/ 9:30 a.m. ET, and Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 ET.

Updates to NFA Interpretive Notice for Compliance Rule 2-9 become effective Jan. 1, 2020

Compliance Rule 2-9: Supervision of Branch Offices and Guaranteed IBs, which establishes minimum requirements for supervision of branch offices and guaranteed IBs, has been updated for technological advances and to incorporate existing information systems security program, AML, and bunched order requirements. The NFA's aim is to provide Members increased flexibility while maintaining robust supervision, surveillance, and annual inspection requirements for branch offices and guaranteed IBs. The new interpretive notice replaces the existing one, effective January 1, 2020.