How do I register to take the Series 6?
To take the Series 6, a FINRA member firm must file a Form U4 application on your behalf through FINRA’s Central Registration Depository (CRD). You will have to get fingerprinted and answer a lengthy set of questions about your background.
What does the Series 6 qualify me to do?
A Series 6 license qualifies representatives to solicit, purchase and/or sell securities of companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, including mutual funds, closed-end companies and variable contracts.
How long should I prepare for this exam?
We recommend studying 60-80 hours over a four week period.
What score do I need to pass the exam?
A score of 70% is required for passing.
Note: Your score will be rounded down to the next lowest whole number (e.g. 69.9% would be a final score of 69%--not a passing score for the Series 6 Exam).
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Are there other FINRA exams I need to complete as a prerequisite to attempting the Series 6?
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If I stop working for my firm, how long will my Series 6 license remain active?
You will have two years between jobs before the license expires.
When you cease working for a firm, your employer will file a Form U5 to terminate your registration. Your next employer will file a Form U4, which will re-register you. As long as you do not exceed two years between employers, your Series 6 license will remain active.
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