Invest Wisely Virginia

Invest Wisely Virginia is an investor education initiative of the Virginia Division of Securities & Retail Franchising. Education is the key to making wise investment decisions and avoiding investment fraud. Thus, educating Virginia investors is a priority for the Division.

The Division’s Invest Wisely Virginia program provides investors with the information they need to make appropriate investment decisions for their financial future as well as to avoid investment fraud. The program distributes educational information in the form of publications, brochures and teaching guides, and provides presentations, all free of charge. For more information, contact the Division at (804) 371-9051 or

Utilize the resources provided by the Investor Education Program to help you become a better educated, well protected, and successful investor.

Check Registration Status

Access information about investment advisors, brokers, broker-dealers and agents, investment firms and individuals, securities or franchises registered for sale, and trademarks and service marks registered in Virginia.

File a Complaint

You may feel like you were a victim of a scam or that someone may be violating the Virginia Securities Act or the Virginia Retail Franchising Act


We investigate complaints regarding the sale of investment products and franchises and the practices of investment advisors and broker dealers in Virginia.

Regulatory Activity

Knowledge of action taken by the Commission can be helpful in assessing the credibility of investment or franchise offerings.