Become a Member of Bats Options
Become a Member of BZX Options and/or EDGX Options and experience the benefits of trading with Bats Options. Qualification and signing details are below.
Applicants must be an approved Member of BZX Exchange or EDGX Exchange to trade on BZX Options or EDGX Options, respectively. Visit the Bats Exchange Membership page for information on how to become a Member.
Complete and sign the following documents and send them with any other required documentation to Membership Services.
You should also review the Market Guide, which includes information about trading Bats Options.
Firms can connect to Bats Options directly or via a service provider. To learn about connectivity to Bats Options, view our Connectivity Manual
Bats supports order entry in both Binary (BOE) and FIX formats. Please see the Support page for links to the technical specifications for the BZX and EDGX Exchanges.
If you trade via a service bureau (ex. Lava, Sterling, Fidessa, BRASS etc.), please return an executed copy of the Service Bureau Agreement, countersigned by your Service Bureau.
After your connection to Bats Options is established, you'll place your first trade to verify the clearing. Then, you're ready to enjoy the benefits Bats Options provides.