CME Direct has two registration paths, depending on your needs:
Please follow these steps to successfully register your firm and authorized users:
Step 1 – Establish at least two verification officers to serve as your primary firm contacts, with authority to request additional users, request the deletion of a user and/or assign user permissions on the platform.
Step 2 – All verification officers and users must create a CME Group Login (a user profile that authenticates access to CME Group applications).
Step 3 – The verification officer must review and agree to the terms and conditions of the Exchange User License Agreement (EULA) and complete the New Firm Registration Form. Firm and user information is required on the form, which is accessible upon acceptance of the EULA terms and conditions.
Step 4 – Complete CME Group’s Information License Agreement (ILA) to establish proper licensure to consume exchange market data.
The verification officer established on the registration form will receive a DocuSign agreement via email within 48 hours of completing the New Firm Registration Form and EULA.
Step 5 – Upon completion of the ILA, a representative of our Enterprise Application & System Entitlements (EASE) team will contact the verification officer to provide assistance assigning market data permissions to all registered users.
Step 6 – Contact your clearing members to have an account created and limits set for CME Direct trading (required for trade execution only).
Need a clearing member? View a list of CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX clearing members
View the CME Direct Registration FAQ here
The firm’s established verification officer (the primary firm contact) must follow these steps:
Step 1 – Ensure all additional users register for a CME Group Login
Step 2 – Complete the Additional User Registration Form for CME Direct.
Step 3 – Enable user access to markets.
For assistance with registration, contact CME Enterprise Application & System Entitlements (EASE) on our 24-hour desk:
U.S.: +1 312 456 1560
Europe: +44 20 3379 3802
Asia Pacific: +65 6593 5536