Series 63: Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam
The Series 63 Exam is required by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and administered by FINRA. It qualifies candidates for state registration as securities agents based on knowledge and understanding of state securities laws and regulations.
- Series 63 Textbook (Physical & Electronic Versions)
- Online & Printable Practice Exams
- 5+ hrs Online Video Lectures
- Online Flashcards
- Downloadable Class Supplements
- Personal Instructor Support
About The Series 63 Exam
Number of Questions: 60 scored questions (plus 5 ungraded experimental questions).
Exam Structure: 1 session covering all topics. All questions are multiple choice.
Time to Complete: 75 minutes
Passing Score: 72%; 43 correct
Recommended Study Time: 20 - 25 hours
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You are not required to have a sponsor to take the Series 63 Exam.
The exam is offered every day, including Saturdays and Sundays at some testing centers.
You can schedule the exam through your compliance/registration department. Once they have opened a window for you, if they instruct you to schedule the exam on your own, you can schedule on the phone or online with either of the testing companies below:
- Pearson Vue: (866) 396-6273 or www.vue.com/finra
- Prometric Testing: (800) 578-6273 or www.prometric.com/FINRA
You should plan on completing at least 520 practice questions online, plus the benchmark exam, prior to taking the exam. If your scores are not within passing range at that point, you may need to complete more questions.
You should plan on taking the Series 63 2-3 days after the class ends.
Most students are able to finish the exam within the alloted time, without being rushed.
The Series 63 License Exam Manual is quite short. As a result, we recommend you read the entire book before class so you can take the exam shortly after the class ends.
Assuming you are working full time while preparing for the examination, you should allow yourself one week to read through the material and another one week to complete practice exams. You should attend the live class, watch the online KIT or receive private instruction the week prior to your exam. The total study time is typically one to two weeks.
You should complete the benchmark exam, closed book, one or two days prior to your scheduled exam date.
The Practice Exams questions are slightly easier than the actual exam, so you should be scoring in the low 80s prior to taking the exam. You should score at least 75% on the benchmark exam. Also, the questions on the exam may seem more vague and wordy than the practice questions. As long as you focus on the concepts and don't second guess yourself, you will be able to answer the questions correctly on the exam.