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Series 65 Exam Prep
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Want to walk into your Series 65 Exam with confidence?
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The Series 65 Exam is required by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and administered by FINRA. It qualifies candidates for state registration as investment advisor representatives.

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Series 65 Exam Prep Course
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What’s Included
Our comprehensive course includes everything you
need to study:
19+ Hours of Video Lectures
Access to our Training Center
Benchmark Exam
Digital Flashcards
Textbook & Ebook (Kaplan)
Downloadable Supplements
iOS Mobile App to study offline
Online Question Bank (Kaplan)
Client Success Team Support
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With this add-on, you can take as many live Series 65 classes as you need throughout your training. View Class Schedule

Group Onboarding Call
A 60-minute virtual call where students meet the team, explore the Training Center, and learn how to get started quickly.
Review Sessions
In ongoing 60-minute, live Q&A sessions, Knopman Marks instructors dive deep into questions on the most difficult concepts. You can participate in real time and engage in interactive polling.
Traditional Faculty-Led Classes
A live-streamed, faculty-led delivery of the Knopman Marks lectures, covering the most frequently tested and difficult concepts you're likely to find on the exam.
Blended Classes
A scheduled course that blends the on-demand recorded lectures from the Training Center with faculty-led coaching and review sessions.
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Series 65 Course Curriculum
Lesson 1
Introduction and Definitions (April 2022)
Lesson 2
Broker-Dealers and Agents (April 2022)
Lesson 3
Investment Advisory Firms and Reps (April 2022)
Lesson 4
Security Registration (April 2022)
Lesson 5
Remedies and Administrative Provisions (April 2022)
Lesson 6
Communication with Clients and Prospects (April 2022)
Lesson 7
Ethical Practices and Fiduciary Obligations (April 2022)
Lesson 8
Customer Protections (April 2022)
Lesson 9
State Law Review
Lesson 10
Investment Advisers (Advanced Content)
Lesson 11
Federal Securities Law
Lesson 12
Analytical Methods
Lesson 13
Types of Investment Risks
Lesson 14
Types and Characteristics of Equity Securities Including Methods Used to Determine Their Value
Lesson 15
Types and Characteristics of Fixed Income (Debt) Securities and Methods Used to Determine Their Value
Lesson 16
Types and Characteristics of Pooled Investments
Lesson 17
Insurance-based Products
Lesson 18
Types and Characteristics of Derivative Securities
Lesson 19
Alternative Investments and Other Assets
Lesson 20
Type of Client
Lesson 21
Portfolio Management Styles, Strategies, and Techniques
Lesson 22
Tax Considerations
Lesson 23
Trading Securities
Lesson 24
Portfolio Performance Measures
Lesson 25
Retirement Plans and Special Types of Accounts
Lesson 26
Series 65 and 66 Wrap-Up
Lesson 27
S65 Flashcards (iOS App Access ONLY; Browser access via tab above)
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Exam Details
About the Series 65 Exam
Exam Format
130 graded multiple-choice + 10 experimental, ungraded questions
2 hours and 30 minutes
Passing Score
Recommended Study Time
80 hours
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Series 65 FAQ
Can I take the Series 65 Exam even though I am not sponsored?

Yes. You are not required to have a sponsor to take the Series 65 Exam.

How do I enroll in a live Series 65 class?

Add All Access Pass to your course and you can enroll in any of our Series 65 live (in-person or virtual) courses through your Training Center, along with an onboarding call and review sessions. With the All Access Pass, you have unlimited access to our instructor-led sessions.

What is the usual study time for the Series 65 Exam?

Assuming you are working full-time while preparing for the examination, you should allow yourself 4-8 weeks or 80 hours to read through the material and complete practice exams. 

How many questions should I complete on the Series 65 practice exams before I take the exam?

You should plan on completing at least 2,000-2,500 practice questions online prior to taking the Series 65 Exam. If your scores are not within passing range at that point, you may need to complete more questions.

Should I expect to use the full time allotted on the Series 65 Exam?

Most students are able to finish the exam within the allotted time, without being rushed.

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