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The Series 66 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 if they have also passed the Series 7.

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86% of candidates who average between 65% - 70% on their first 500 Series 66 practice questions pass the actual exam on the first try.
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CURRICULUM
Series 66 Course Curriculum
Lesson 1
Introduction
Lesson 2
Registration of Persons (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 3
Registration of Securities (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 4
The Administrator (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 5
Ethics and Communicating with Customers (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 6
State Law Review (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 7
Investment Advisers (Advanced Content) and Federal Securities Law (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 8
Investment Vehicles (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 9
Economic Factors and Business Information (2020 & prior)
Lesson 10
Client Accounts, Recommendations, and Investment Strategies (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 11
Taxation (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 12
Trading Securities, Margin, and Investment Performance (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 13
Annuities (2020 & prior)
Lesson 14
Tax-Advantaged Accounts - Retirement and Education (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 15
Series 65 and 66 Wrap-Up (2020 & Prior)
Lesson 16
Series 66 Flashcards (All Topics & Individual Lessons)
Lesson 17
STOP STOP STOP
Lesson 18
1.) Introduction (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 19
2.) Registration of Persons (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 20
3.) Registration of Securities (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 21
4.) The Administrator (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 22
5.) Communication with Customers and Prospects (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 23
6.) Ethical Practices and Fiduciary Obligations (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 24
7.) State Law Review (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 25
8.) Investment Advisers (Advanced Content) (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 26
9.) Federal Securities Law (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 27
10.) Analytical Methods (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 28
11.) Types of Investment Risks (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 29
12.) Types and Characteristics of Equity Securities Including Methods Used to Determine Their Value (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 30
13.) Types and Characteristics of Fixed Income (Debt) Securities and Methods Used to Determine Their Value (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 31
14.) Types and Characteristics of Pooled Investments (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 32
15.) Insurance-based Products
Lesson 33
16.) Types and Characteristics of Derivative Securities (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 34
17.) Alternative Investments and Other Assets (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 35
18.) Type of Client (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 36
19.) Portfolio Management Styles, Strategies, and Techniques (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 37
20.) Tax Considerations (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 38
21.) Trading Securities (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 39
22.) Portfolio Performance Measures (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 40
23.) Retirement Plans and Special Types of Accounts (2021 & Beyond)
Lesson 41
24.) Series 65 and 66 Wrap-Up (2021 & Beyond)
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Exam Details
About the Series 66 Exam
Exam Format
100 graded multiple-choice + 10 experimental, ungraded questions
Duration
2 hours and 30 minutes
Passing Score
73%
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
Recommended Study Time
80 to 100 hours
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Series 66 FAQ
Can I take the Series 66 class even though I am not sponsored?

You are not required to have a sponsor to take the Series 66 Exam.

How does the difficulty of your Series 66 practice questions compare to the difficulty of the questions I am likely to see on the actual exam?

The questions on the practice exams are slightly easier than the actual Series 66 Exam, so you should be scoring in the low 80s on the practice exams before taking the examination.

Is All Access Pass (AAP) the only way I can get live training?

Yes. The AAP is the only way our students can attend live (or live-streamed) training and review sessions, with more expert instruction, guidance, coaching, and support through the most heavily tested and difficult concepts.

Are the slides and material covered in the All Access Pass classes different from what’s covered in the video lectures?

The live-class slides are the same slides shown in the videos, representing the best distillation of the content we offer. The advantage of the recordings is that you can watch them on your own schedule, and you can speed up or replay material. The advantage of having an instructor deliver the information life is the student-teacher connection that offers the most nuanced test insights, including real-world examples, performance-enhancing tips, questions from other students, and even jokes.

How many questions should I complete on the Series 66 practice exams before I take the exam?

You should plan on completing between 1,500 and 2,000 practice questions online prior to taking the exam.  If your scores are not within passing range at that point, you may need to complete more questions.

How soon after the Series 66 class should I take my exam?

If you come to class having read the material and completed at least 1,000 practice questions you should give yourself about one week to complete additional practice exams after the conclusion of the program before taking the Series 66 Examination.  If you have not read the material before coming to class you will need more time after class ends.

Should I expect to use the full time allotted on the Series 66 Exam?

Most students are able to finish the exam within the allotted time.

Should I read the Series 66 book before class?

Though it is not required to read the textbook before coming to class, doing so will make the class more beneficial and worthwhile. If you have not read the material prior to class you will still get value from class, but should plan to spend more time following class to fully prepare for your exam.

What is the usual study time for this exam for the typical Series 66 student?

Assuming you are working full time while preparing for the examination, you should allow yourself two to three weeks to read through the material and another two to three weeks to complete practice exams. You should attend the live class, watch the online lectures or receive private instruction one to two weeks prior to the Series 66 Examination. The total study time is typically four to six weeks.

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