Examining authority means:
(1) The national securities exchange or national securities association of which a broker or dealer is a member; or
(2) If a member of more than one self-regulatory organization, the organization designated by the Securities and Exchange Commission as the examining authority for the broker or dealer.
12 CFR § 221.2
The terms used in this part have the meanings given them in section 3 of the Act or as defined in this section as follows: