Skip to Main Content

Home Explore Careers

Commodities Brokers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification and Licensing

To become a commodities broker, it is necessary to pass the National Commodities Futures Examination (the Series 3 exam) to become eligible to satisfy the registration requirements of federal, state, and industry regulatory agencies. The test covers market and trading knowledge as well as rules and regulations and is composed of true/false and multiple choice questions. Registration for the exam is through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (http://www.finra.org). Preparation materials are available through a number of sources, such as the Institute for Financial Markets (http://www.theifm.org). Brokers must also register with the National Futures Association.

Join Vault Gold to unlock this premium content

Earnings - Outlook - Resources & Associations and more

Submit a Review and Get 7 FREE DAYS of Vault Gold

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.

Featured Companies