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Click here for the vitals on the Series 65 Exam

  • Exam administration:

    The exam is multiple choice and is given on a computer

  • Number of questions:

    130 questions (plus 10 “pre-test” questions that will not affect the candidate’s score) / 180 minute time limit.

  • Passing score required:


  • Pre-requisites:


  • Exam fee:


  • Exam locations:

    You can schedule your exam with either Prometric (www.prometric.com) or Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com)

  • Exam dates:

    Computerized exams are given at Prometric and Pearson Vue Testing Centers Monday – Friday and select locations on Saturday and Sunday

Common Series 65 Exam Candidate Frequently Asked Questions:

Who Takes the Series 65 Exam?

Currently, the majority of those who take the Series 65 exam are either securities professionals who have not passed the Series 7 General Securities Representative Exam, or those persons in related fields within the financial services industry - such as accountants - who wish to be in the business of providing investment advice for fees. This includes, of course, those who work for investment advisory firms and wish to become investment advisory representatives (IARs).



Is the Series 65 exam different state to state?

No, the Series 65 exam is a federal exam and is the same in every state.



Do I need any other securities licenses to hold a Series 65 license?


Do I need a sponsor to take the Series 65?

No, you do not need a sponsor or to be employed by a broker/dealer to take the Series 65 exam. You can register as an individual by filing a U-10 form found at www.finra.org



What content does the Series 65 exam cover?

The Series 65 exam underwent a dramatic change that became effective in 2000. It had long been a 75-question exam that focused primarily on state securities laws (the Uniform Securities Act) and ethics, but became a 130-question "competency exam" with a time limit of 180 minutes. In addition to questions about the USA and ethics, the Series 65 exam includes questions on the subjects of economics, investment vehicles, investment strategies, analysis and ethics.

How do I schedule my Series 65 exam?

Once you have submitted your U-10 form, you will have to wait until your testing window is opened. Then you may schedule your exam with either Prometric or PearsonVUE.

What should I bring to the test center the day of my Series 65 exam?

You should bring your Key Facts from our Series 65 exam prep course to re-read just prior to going in to take your Series 65 exam. This will load your memory for the test. You cannot take anything into the test room with you other than what the proctor provides you. You will be able to leave your personal belongings in a locker in the testing center waiting room. They will provide you with a pen/pencil, scratch paper, and a basic function calculator at the test site. Make sure to write down your cheat sheet on your scratch paper when you sit down at your cubicle prior to starting your Series 65 exam. This will allow you to refer back to it whenever you need to during the exam.

If I don't pass is there any waiting period that applies before I can retake the Series 65 exam?

If you study correctly you will pass this exam. The following waiting periods apply for individuals needing to retake the Series 65 exam following a failed attempt: (1) a minimum of 30 days after failing the first exam before the second taking of the exam can be scheduled; (2) a minimum of 30 days after failing the exam for the second time before the third taking of the exam can be scheduled; and (3) a minimum of 180 days after failing the exam for a third time before the fourth taking of the exam (and each subsequent taking) can be scheduled. These waiting periods mirror those in place for FINRA-sponsored examinations.

What do the questions on the Series 65 exam look like?

Here are two Series 65 exam questions that come from our materials that are very similar to the formatting and content of the questions on the exam:

1. Which of the following option positions are considered to be "bullish":

I. Long call

II. Short call

III. Long put

IV. Short put

A. I only

B. III only

C. II and III

D. I and IV


2. To find the 'future value' of an investment, you would need all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Rate of Return

B. Present Value

C. Time Period

D. Prime Rate


Answers and explanations to the previous questions as found in our comprehensive Series 65 exam prep online and print materials are as follows:

1. Answer - D Explanation

Remember, a “short” position is one the investor sold or borrowed. A “long” position is one the investor owns or is buying. Buying a call is considered “bullish”, in that an investor will make money if the underlying stock goes up. Selling a put is also “bullish”, in that the investor will make money (the premium) if the stock goes up, since the buyer of the put will allow it to expire unexercised.

2. Answer - D Explanation

The future value indicates the amount that an investment made today at a given rate will be worth at some period in the future based upon a compound rate of return, which assumes that interest earned in a given period is reinvested at the identical rate over a given period of time. The prime rate is the interest rate that banks charge their best commercial customers.




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