How to Get Series 65 License

Securities Training Corporation has trained over a million experts in the financial industry since 1969. If you are ready to get your Series 65 license, our Series 65 program will help you pass with confidence.

Series 65 Requirements

  1. Step 1: Prepare for the Series 65 license with STC exam prep.
    • Gain access to practice exams, flashcards, instructor hotline and more
  2. Step 2: You must be age 18 or older to obtain your Series 65 license
  3. Step 3: Start looking for a firm you want to be associated with once you obtain your Series 65 license
    • You do not need to be associated with a firm prior to taking the exam
    • After you pass, you will likely need to be associated with a firm in order to apply for a state license
  4. Step 4: Enroll in your FINRA Series 65 exam
    • If you are associated with a FINRA member firm, the firm must file Form U4, and then FINRA will email you enrollment instructions
    • If you are not associated with a firm, you can enroll for your Series 65 exam on the FINRA website
    • After you are enrolled, you will have a 120-day window to schedule your exam at a Prometric test center
  5. Step 5: Schedule and sit for your Series 65 exam
    • After you enroll to take the exam, you have 120 days to schedule and take the exam at a Prometric test center
    • You can schedule your exam at or by calling their Contact Center at (800) 578-6273
    • Be sure to review your exam confirmation email for your exam-day details
    • Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled exam
    • You will also receive a printed copy of your score report
  6. Step 6: Get your Series 65 license
    • Passing the Series 65 exam is a prerequisite to a license, not a license in and of itself
    • To get licensed, follow the steps required by your state regulator, such as filing a Form U4, paying a state fee, and passing a background check
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