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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on Wednesday started offering free access to its MuniEdPro platform, providing unlimited access to its entire catalog of interactive continuing education and market education courses.

“The professional and lay composition of the municipal securities market encompasses a broad group of financial professionals, staff in local governments and various classes of investors, including individual buyers,” said Gary Hall, chair of the MSRB Board of Directors, in a statement.

With a free MuniEdPro platform, MSRB is “ensuring that all market participants can benefit from the MSRB’s innovative instructional resources,” Hall said. “We also believe that making MuniEdPro courses freely available will enhance the overall understanding of our market — an important area of the U.S. capital markets system.”

The MSRB decided to offer free access to the MuniEdPro platform following an analysis of a pilot program and decided to commit the resources necessary to effectively address the need for quality, municipal market education.

All MuniEdPro courses are available free through the MSRB’s website, MSRB.org, either on an individual course basis or by establishing access for a firm or organization.

MuniEdPro is a catalog of interactive, online courses designed specifically for municipal market participants. The courses help municipal securities brokers, dealers, municipal securities dealers and municipal advisors meet their continuing education requirements.

The courses provide content relevant to municipal market activities and MSRB regulations.

Designed by industry experts, each MuniEdPro course provides real-world simulations that allow the learner to understand municipal securities transactions and the related market and regulatory considerations, MSRB said.

The MuniEdPro platform in 2019 received a coveted Brandon Hall Group award for excellence in the category for best advance in learning management technology for compliance training.