Monday, April 18, 2016

FINRA Offers Advanced Arbitrator Training Courses

Peter Ambrose began his career in the financial advisory field and leads Merrill Lynch in Northern Virginia with over two decades of experience. Also a former nominated member of Merrill Lynch’s Directors Advisory Council, Peter Ambrose is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrator. FINRA offers a wide range of resources for financial industry professionals, such as advanced arbitrator training courses.

Advanced arbitrator training includes a series of voluntary subject-specific modules for dispute resolution. The modules provide continuing legal education (CLE) credit, and these CLE credits may qualify for arbitrator accreditation by certain state bar associations. FINRA offers two sets of web-based advanced training courses, only one of which requires prior registration. Those that do not require prior registration may be taken at no cost, and consist of a series of video courses that cover topics such as anti-money-laundering, arbitrator expense reporting, and digital recorder operation.

Courses that require prior registration are delivered through FINRA’s Learning Management System, which includes seven online courses. Available courses include chairperson training, expungement training, the direct communication rule, and civility in arbitration, among others.

For more information on advanced arbitrator training courses, visit