Security futures can be traded in a securities account or a futures account maintained by a securities broker or a futures commission merchant. The National Futures Association (NFA) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in conjunction with the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM) have developed a free, on-line broker proficiency training course for security futures.
Completing this training program satisfies the NFA/FINRA requirement for registered securities and futures professionals to offer security futures to their customers. The course has five modules:
Professionals registered only with the NFA should access the training program through NFA's Security Futures Training, and individuals registered with FINRA or with dual-registration should access the program via FINRA’s Continuing Education for Security Futures Training.