Are you thinking about pursuing a career as an investment adviser representative? Do you need to register in a state as a broker-dealer representative? Or perhaps you’d like to qualify as both a securities agent and an investment adviser representative? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, then you likely need to take either the Series 63, Series 65, or Series 66 exam.
Solomon Exam Prep is excited to announce the release of new editions of Solomon’s Series 63, Series 65, and Series 66 Study Guides! Solomon Study Guides present the information you need to know in easy-to-understand language, helpful charts and graphs, and practice questions. You’ll be well-prepared for these exams with Solomon’s updated editions:
- Series 63 Study Guide, 6th Edition
- Series 65 Study Guide, 4th Edition
- Series 66 Study Guide, 5th Edition
What changes with these new editions?
While the core content of the study guides remains the same, some key changes include:
- New sections on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Marketing Rule
- New sections on private foundations versus donor-advised funds
- Updated 2022 tax information
Content updates for these new editions are also reflected in the Solomon Exam Simulator. The online Exam Simulator complements the study guides with thousands of practice questions for the Series 63, Series 65, and Series 66 exams. Hone, track, and assess your knowledge by taking unlimited chapter quizzes and full exams to practice what you’ve learned.
What are the Series 63, Series 65, and Series 66 exams?
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) created the Series 63, Series 65, and Series 66 exams. NASAA represents state securities regulators in North America, with the goal of protecting and educating investors.
The Series 63, Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination, is the state law test for broker-dealer representatives. Of the three exams, the Series 63 is the shortest at 65 questions.
The Series 65, Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination, qualifies individuals to become investment adviser representatives. The Series 65 exam consists of 130 questions.
Passing the Series 66, the Uniform Combined State Law Examination, qualifies an individual as both a securities agent and an investment advisor representative. However, to register as an investment adviser representative based on the Series 66, an individual must also pass the FINRA Series 7 exam. The Series 66 exam is 100 questions.
Solomon Exam Prep President and Co-founder, Jeremy Solomon, points out that there has been a rise in the number of investment adviser representatives, along with a shift towards firms registered as both broker-dealers and investment-advisers.
The Solomon Series 63, Series 65, and Series 66 Study Guides are available as digital subscriptions, with a hardcopy upgrade option. The guides can be purchased individually or in a package with accompanying study products. Customers also have access to free tools and resources, including Solomon Study Schedules in digital and pdf format, which help students master the exam material with maximum efficiency.
Additional study products for the Series 63, Series 65, and Series 66 exams include Audiobooks, Video Lectures, Flashcards, and Live Web Classes. To learn more about Solomon Exam Prep’s study materials for these exams, visit the Solomon website.
4 thoughts on “New Editions of the Solomon Series 63, 65, & 66 Study Guides”
When does the exam change to reflect the material in the 6th edition of the S63 prep materials?
Hi Rose, the latest info we have from the NASAA website says “Exam questions are expected to be updated to reflect changes to the Investment Adviser Marketing Rule on April 1, 2022.” But, this will likely affect the Series 63 very little – only if the exam writers decide to include a question on the marketing of federally covered advisers. We advise you to check this page to get the most updated news on exam updates: https://www.nasaa.org/exams/. Look in the right sidebar for the “Announcement” section. We hope that helps!
Has the content change(s) been updated on the online study guide for series 65 as well?
Hi George, if you purchased your Series 65 Study Guide before the new edition release, then your Study Guide won’t be updated unless you request an edition upgrade. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-601-0212 if you’d like to request an edition upgrade, or if you have any other questions about the Series 65 new edition.