FAQs: Pre-Licensing

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Why is it called the “Top Off” exam?

Top-Off refers to the new version of the Representative Exams as of October 1, 2018. These exams no longer include questions related to the security industry essentials. This content can now be found on the SIE Exam. Due to these revisions, the Top-Off exams have lesser questions and the time allotted has been reduced. A candidate entering the securities industry will need to take the SIE and the corresponding Top-Off exam to be considered fully licensed for the intended role. We offer materials for the Series 6, 7, 52, 57, 79 and 99 Top-Off Exams.

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