Update May 21, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic changes some of the logistics around SIE exam registration and remote testing. See our post on scheduling exams for analyst programs, as well as tips and best practices for remote testing. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 resource center. 

You should plan to sign up for the SIE exam at least 2-3 weeks prior to your preferred exam date. This will ensure you can enroll for your date of choice, pending testing center availability.

Exam readiness is best indicated by your practice scores – you should be consistently passing practice exams comprised only of unused questions before taking the exam. Read more about how to pass the SIE here.

How to Schedule Your SIE Exam

  1. Create a FINRA Account
  2. Wait for temporary password to be sent via email
    • Follow instructions in email to create your own email address
    • Use the temporary password that you receive via email to set a new password
    • Answer security questions
  3. Pay for exam
    • The fee for the SIE is $60.
    • If a voucher code was provided to you by Knopman Marks or your firm, enter it here and this will zero out your balance. It is critical that you enter your voucher code PRIOR to paying for the exam. If you pay for the exam out of pocket, it is not possible to retroactively apply the voucher code and receive a refund. If you are part of a formal training program and have been advised that a voucher will be provided, please email [email protected] to request one. Again, this must be done prior to scheduling the exam.
  4. Once you have paid for the exam you will get an email with your FINRA ID number (likely starting with “T”).
  5. Schedule exam through Prometric
    • https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/finra/pages/finra-exams.aspx
    • “Schedule/Reschedule”schedule SIE prometric
    • Follow prompts as directed by Prometric.
    • Note: Prometric may have availability on the phone that is not displayed on their website. You can call them at 800-578-6273. You should set aside at least 30 minutes to make an appointment on the phone as they usually have hold times.
Written by Brian Marks
President, Head of Performance, Faculty. When Brian came on board in 2004 he had an immediate connection with Harvey Knopman, and jumped into what he thought would be a lifelong position. He was right. In 2010, he became a partner at Knopman Marks and was nominated to our Board of Directors. In the course of his career, Brian has been featured in a number of publications for his industry knowledge and opinions, spoken at conferences and roundtables all over the country, and trained over 20,000 students. His courses are always hilarious, and his approachability and expertise make him an invaluable resource for people of all levels preparing to take their exams. At Knopman Marks, Brian also handles business strategy, course content preparation and maintenance, and financial management. Brian prepares students for the Series 3, 7, 17, 24, 57, 63, 65, 66, 79, 86/87, and 99 exams. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.