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Series 65 Exam Prep
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Want to walk into your Series 65 Exam with confidence?
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The Series 65 Exam is required by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and administered by FINRA. It qualifies candidates for state registration as investment advisor representatives.

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Series 65 Exam Prep Course
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Includes our instructor-led live classes, review sessions, and spiral-bound workbook. Learn More

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What’s Included
Our comprehensive course includes everything you
need to study:
19+ Hours of Video Lectures
Access to our Training Center
Benchmark Exam
Digital Flashcards
Textbook & Ebook (Kaplan)
Downloadable Supplements
iOS Mobile App to study offline
Online Question Bank (Kaplan)
Client Success Team Support
And everything you need to truly succeed:
Access to the online Training Center, your digital study hub full of proprietary KM study guides, videos, and more
Real-time email updates from instructors with last-minute tips and nudges exactly when you need them
Proactive ongoing check-ins from our expert team
Easy-to-follow action plan with clear-cut guidance and suggested next steps
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With the All Access Pass add-on, we help you stay on track. Interactive review sessions ensure you master the most heavily tested content. Our 2-3 day live classes cover everything you need to know. View Class Schedule

Traditional Faculty-Led Classes
Live-streamed, faculty-led lectures, covering the most frequently tested and difficult concepts you're likely to find on the exam. These cover the same content as the recorded video lessons.
Blended Classes
A scheduled course that blends the on-demand recorded lectures from the Training Center with faculty-led coaching and review sessions.
Review Sessions
In 60-minute, live Q&A sessions, our instructors do a deep dive into questions on the most difficult concepts. Engage in interactive polling.
Spiral-Bound Workbook
Facilitate your review process by taking notes on our printed workbook containing the class slides and Key Concepts.
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Take a test drive of our Training Center--the place for all your course materials, video lectures, and supplements. You can use the Action Plan to keep you focused and track your progress.

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Series 65 Course Curriculum
Lesson 1
New videos below reflect our 12th ed. textbook. The 11 ed. videos are available in the supplements section. Already studying: continue with videos for the 11th ed. textbook. Content in both editions is the same, only the organization changed.
Lesson 2
Ch. 1: Intro & Equities
Lesson 3
Ch. 2: Fixed Income Securities
Lesson 4
Ch. 3: Pooled Investments
Lesson 5
Ch. 4: Derivatives
Lesson 6
Ch. 5: Alternative Investments
Lesson 7
Ch.6: Basic Economic Concepts
Lesson 8
Ch. 7: Financial Reporting
Lesson 9
Ch. 8: Regulation of Securities and Their Issuers
Lesson 10
Ch. 9: Regulation of Investment Advisers
Lesson 11
Ch. 10: Regulation of Investment Adviser Representatives
Lesson 12
Ch. 11: Regulation of Broker-Dealers and Their Agents
Lesson 13
Ch. 12: Remedies & Administrative Provisions
Lesson 14
Ch. 13: Communications with Customers & Prospects
Lesson 15
Ch. 14: Ethical Practices & Obligations
Lesson 16
Ch. 15: Tax Considerations
Lesson 17
Ch. 16: Types of Clients
Lesson 18
Ch. 17: Client Profile
Lesson 19
Ch. 18: Retirement Plans
Lesson 20
Ch. 19: Types of Investment Risks
Lesson 21
Ch. 20: Analytical Methods
Lesson 22
Ch. 21: Portfolio Management
Lesson 23
Ch. 22: Performance Measures
Lesson 24
Ch. 23: Trading Securities
Lesson 25
Ch. 24: Insurance-Based Products
Lesson 26
Lesson 27
Question & Answer Review
Lesson 28
State Law Review Q&A
Lesson 29
S65 Flashcards (iOS App Access ONLY; Browser access via tab above)
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Exam Details
About the Series 65 Exam
Exam Format
130 graded multiple-choice + 10 experimental, ungraded questions
3 hours
Passing Score
92 out of 130
Recommended Study Time
80 hours
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Series 65 FAQ
Can I take the Series 65 Exam even though I am not sponsored?

Yes. You are not required to have a sponsor to take the Series 65 Exam.

How do I enroll in a live Series 65 class?

Add All Access Pass to your course and you can enroll in any of our Series 65 live (virtual) courses through your Training Center, along with an onboarding call and review sessions. With the All Access Pass, you have unlimited access to our instructor-led sessions.

What is the usual study time for the Series 65 Exam?

Assuming you are working full-time while preparing for the examination, you should allow yourself 4-8 weeks or 80 hours to read through the material and complete practice exams. 

How many questions should I complete on the Series 65 practice exams before I take the exam?

You should plan on completing at least 2,000-2,500 practice questions online prior to taking the Series 65 Exam. If your scores are not within passing range at that point, you may need to complete more questions.

Should I expect to use the full time allotted on the Series 65 Exam?

Most students are able to finish the exam within the allotted time, without being rushed.

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