Free Accredited Investor Checklist

An accredited investor checklist verifies whether a potential investor qualifies as an “accredited investor” according to Rule 501 of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Suppose you are a small business owner looking to jump start your company. You could begin to sell shares in the open market, but you would also like to maintain some control over who owns equity in your business. What you need is to find some accredited investors. You will also need an Accredited Investor Checklist.

“Accredited investor” is a term defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). By having potential investors complete an Accredited Investor Checklist, you may verify whether or not an investor possesses accredited status. In addition to possessing a large amount of assets, accredited investors are permitted to own unregistered stock by the SEC - meaning they are the target audience for private stock offerings.

Frequently Asked Questions


An accredited investor checklist is a document that verifies whether a potential investor qualifies as an “accredited investor” according to Rule 501 of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

The SEC imposes strict rules regarding offering unregistered (restricted) stock. Generally, this type of stock may only be held by accredited investors.

Even if you aren’t issuing unregistered stock, having a potential shareholder complete the accredited investor checklist will give the business an idea of the assets that the investor will bring to the table.


To create the checklist, provide:

  • Creator of the Checklist - Specify whether the investor or investee company is generating this checklist.

    • If the investee company is generating the checklist, you may create a blank version for distribution.

  • Company Details - Give the name and address of the investee company

  • Date - Select the date the checklist is being created.

  • Investor Details - If being created for an investor, 

  • Identity of the Proposed Investor (if applicable), including

    • The proposed investor’s income and net worth

    • The investor’s title/position

    • The category of the investor (whether a single person, group, or company)

    • The type of business of the proposed investor


Our propriety form generator will assist you in creating your customized Accredited Investor Checklist within minutes. Answering the questions is not complicated – you only fill in the requested information and we will put it together for you.

Once you complete the questionnaire and place your order, it will be available for immediate download in either PDF or Word document from your secure online account including a step-by-step guide on how to use your document.   


Generally, an investor checklist does not need to be notarized – the document only needs to be signed by a potential investor. 


Please Note: The use of a notary ensures that no one challenges any signatures later and is a secure way to firmly establish the effectiveness of your document.

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