How to Get the Series 65 License

Requirements for the Series 65 License

  1. Step 1: Prepare for the Series 65 license with STC exam prep.
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  2. Step 2: You must be age 18 or older to sit for the Series 65 exam
  3. Step 3: Find a member firm to sponsor you
  4. To take the Series 65 exam, you must be associated with and sponsored by a member firm.
  5. Step 4: Enroll in your FINRA Series 65 exam
  6. Upon receipt of candidate eligibility information from your sponsoring organization, FINRA will email you enrollment instructions.
  7. After you enroll, you will have a 120-day window to schedule your exam at a Prometric test center.
  8. Learn more about enrollment on the FINRA website.
  9. Step 5: Schedule your Series 65 exam
  10. After you enroll to take the exam, you have 120 days to schedule and take the exam at a Prometric test center.
  11. Schedule your exam on the Prometric website or call their Contact Center.
  12. Be sure to review your exam confirmation email for your exam-day details.
    Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled exam.
  13. Upon completion, you will receive a printed copy of your score report.
  14. Step 6: Pass your Series 65 exam & get your Series 65 license
    You must pass both the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam and the Series 65 exam to obtain the General Securities Representative registration.
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