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Frequently Asked Questions


To get started with FINRA's API Platform first familiarize yourself with the content published here on the API Developer Center starting here.

FINRA's API platform is a sophisticated REST based solution with advanced querying capabilities. Becoming familiar with its features will help you build a proper connection to the platform.

Once familiar with the features of the platform, the next step will be to get access to the API Console hosted on FINRA Gateway.


FINRA's API Service is a strategic FINRA initiative to support the automation goals of member firms and encourage the innovation opportunities that APIs offer to the broader financial services industry.​


The  API Developer Center is about making it faster and easier for developers to find the information they need to build automated compliance solutions that improve risk management and lower regulatory cost using the FINRA API Platform.


When initially launched in 2020, FINRA member firms were required to have an active WebEFT subscription to access the API platform.

Beginning 10/4/2021,FINRA launched a fee structure that provides four (4) API account or credential types:

  1. Test Credential - provides access to test or mock data at no cost.
  2. Public Credential - provides access to publicly available data at no cost. Usage is capped at 10 GB of data download each month.
  3. Firm Credential - provides FINRA member firms access to the full compliment of API platform features including access to public data and all Firm specific data. Fee is $1650.00/month per firm plus a data overage fee of $250 per 10GB data used beyond an initial 10GB of data usage.
  4. Organization Credential - provides a non-member organization access to a range of API platform features including public data. Fee is $1650/month per organization plus a data overage fee of $250 per 10GB data used beyond an initial 10GB of data usage.

FINRA member firms may create test, public, and firm credentials.

Other organizations that are not FINRA member firms may create test, public, and organization credentials.

Individuals may create test and public credentials.

Please see the fees section of the API Developer Center for more information.

Contact API support at [email protected] if you have any questions.


Yes.  Refer to QA Test Environment to get more info. 

We also provide mock datasets containing randomized data for test purposes. The mock datasets can be accessed using using Mock Credential type.  All Mock Credentials provisioned via the API Console access to these test datasets.


  1. A Mock Credential can only access datasets identified as "MOCK" datasets. Mock credentials CANNOT be used to access production data and the API user must provision a Firm, Organization, or Public API Credential to access production data.
  2. The test data is a SAMPLE of the data available in production. It is not the complete dataset available in production.



An API support center is available on the API Developer Center, where you can submit a support request via email. Please review the FAQs on the Support page and on the various Product pages before submitting a support request.

The FINRA API team will do its best to help you overcome any issues getting starting or using  the API platform.


The best thing to do for this is to subscribe to be notified about API platform status alerts, general alerts, and news & updates content posted on website via email or as notifications on FINRA Gateway or both. 

You can ONLY do so if you have a FINRA Gateway account with access to the API Console. If you do not have account you'll first need to obtain one by referring to the The API Console section under 'Getting Started' in the Documentation page. 

If you do have a FINRA Gateway account with access to the API Console, you can click the Subscribe button on the News & Updates page. You will be directed to the Notification Preferences page on FINRA Gateway if you are logged in. If you are NOT logged in, you will first be asked to log into FINRA Gateway and then you will be re-directed to the Notification Preferences page. You can then subscribe to the following categories of content under API Developer Center

  1. API Platform Status: Notifications dealing with system status of the API Platform
  2. General: Notifications dealing with general announcements on upcoming features and APIs 
  3. News & Updates: Notifications dealing with latest FINRA API news, upcoming events and releases


Yes. However, the FINRA member firm must provision a Firm Credential via the FINRA API Console and provide the credential information to the service provider/vendor.



When transitioning from accessing mock data to accessing production data, please be sure to remove “mock” from the endpoint before submitting your request. Also ensure you are using either Firm or Organization API Credential Type to access non-mock datasets.


Yes, for security and privacy reasons, Social Security Numbers (SSN) and fingerprint card statuses are not available in the FINRA API.