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.

Download Your Free SIE Practice Question Set



How to Schedule Your SIE Exam

  1. Create a FINRA Account
    • http://www.finra.org/industry/enroll-for-sie
    • “Enroll for SIE” (see image below)enroll for SIE
    • “Register New User”Register new finra user
    • Agree to privacy statement
    • Enter account details
      1. The exam cannot be scheduled unless you provide all *required* information on the page
  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 by Knopman Marks or your firm enter it here and this will zero out your balance.
  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.
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Written by Brian Marks
Partner at Knopman Marks Financial Training since 2010. 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 SIE, 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.