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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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CURRICULUM
Series 65 Course Curriculum
Lesson 1
Introduction
Lesson 2
Registration of Persons
Lesson 3
Registration of Securities and Issuers
Lesson 4
The Administrator
Lesson 5
Communication with Customers and Prospects
Lesson 6
Ethical Practices and Fiduciary Obligations
Lesson 7
State Law Review
Lesson 8
Investment Advisers (Advanced Content)
Lesson 9
Federal Securities Law
Lesson 10
Analytical Methods
Lesson 11
Types of Investment Risks
Lesson 12
Types and Characteristics of Equity Securities Including Methods Used to Determine Their Value
Lesson 13
Types and Characteristics of Fixed Income (Debt) Securities and Methods Used to Determine Their Value
Lesson 14
Types and Characteristics of Pooled Investments
Lesson 15
Insurance-based Products
Lesson 16
Types and Characteristics of Derivative Securities
Lesson 17
Alternative Investments and Other Assets
Lesson 18
Type of Client
Lesson 19
Portfolio Management Styles, Strategies, and Techniques
Lesson 20
Tax Considerations
Lesson 21
Trading Securities
Lesson 22
Portfolio Performance Measures
Lesson 23
Retirement Plans and Special Types of Accounts
Lesson 24
Series 65 and 66 Wrap-Up
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Exam Details
About the Series 65 Exam
Exam Format
130 graded multiple-choice + 10 experimental, ungraded questions
Duration
2 hours and 30 minutes
Passing Score
72%
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
None
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 (in-person or 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 two to four weeks to read through the material and another two to four weeks to complete video lectures, attend live training and complete practice exams. The total study time is typically four to eight weeks.

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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