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What happens if I fail the Series 65 examination?

November 02, 2018

The Series 65 examination may be retaken after a minimum of 30 days after the first test date. If the Series 65 examination is failed again, the individual must wait another 30 days before taking the Series 65 test. After failing the Series 65 exam a third time, an individual must wait up to 180 […]

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If I pass the Series 65 examination, can I start acting as an investment advisor?

November 02, 2018

No. The Series 65 is a prerequisite for an individual that desires to register as an investment advisor representative. After you successfully pass the Series 65 test, you will then register as an investment advisor representative with the applicable state securities regulators. You will need to contact your registered investment advisor firm and ask the […]

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What is a passing score of the Series 65 examination?

November 02, 2018

The passing score of the Series 65 test is 72 percent, which is 94 correct responses for the 130 test questions comprising the exam. The 10 pretest questions do not count towards your final score. The Series 65 examination must be finished within 180 minutes.

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What are common mistakes when taking the Series 65 examination?

November 02, 2018

Statistically, your first instinct for a multiple choice answer is generally the correct one. By reviewing every answer at the end of the Series 65 test, you have a greater chance of changing a correct answer to an incorrect answer. We advise that you only review the answers to the questions that you truly do […]

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s the Series 65 examination on paper or computer?

November 02, 2018

The Series 65 test is administered on a touch screen computer. Although you are not allowed to go backwards within the exam, you may check a box to review the question before you complete the test. When you review a question, you are able to change your answer.

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On the day of the Series 65 examination, what do I take to the testing site?

November 02, 2018

You will need to bring one form of government-issued identification, which must have your signature and photograph, to the Series 65 testing site. Do not bring calculators, notes, or any other reference materials to your Series 65 testing site. The materials you will need for use during the Series 65 test, will be provided by […]

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What is an effective way to study for the Series 65 examination?

November 02, 2018

Find thorough, well-rated study materials for the Series 65 test. There are many types of Series 65 study materials available, including books, practice tests, and audio recordings. You may also hire a tutor to coach you one-on-one or to teach a class of investment advisor representatives. Some states even offer a test preparation course through […]

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