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Series 66 Exam Prep
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The Series 66 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 if they have also passed the Series 7.

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Series 66 Exam Prep Course
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Our unique set of diagnostic, benchmark, and practice tests can accurately predict your readiness level and your likeliness of passing the actual exam
92% of candidates who pass our Series 66 benchmark exam on the first try pass the actual exam.
86% of candidates who average between 65% - 70% on their first 500 Series 66 practice questions pass the actual exam on the first try.
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Our comprehensive course includes everything you
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19+ Hours of Video Lectures
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Online Question Bank (Kaplan)
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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.
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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 66 Course Curriculum
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Registration of Persons
Lesson 3
Registration of Securities
Lesson 4
The Administrator
Lesson 5
Communication with Customers and Prospects
Lesson 6
Ethical Practices and Fiduciary Obligations and Customer Protection
Lesson 7
State Law Review
Lesson 8
Investment Advisers (Advanced Content)
Lesson 9
Federal Securities Law
Lesson 10
Analytical Methods
Lesson 11
Types of Investment Risks
Lesson 12
Types and Characteristics of Equity Securities Including Methods Used to Determine Their Value
Lesson 13
Types and Characteristics of Fixed Income (Debt) Securities and Methods Used to Determine Their Value
Lesson 14
Types and Characteristics of Pooled Investments
Lesson 15
Insurance-based Products
Lesson 16
Types and Characteristics of Derivative Securities
Lesson 17
Alternative Investments and Other Assets
Lesson 18
Type of Client
Lesson 19
Portfolio Management Styles, Strategies, and Techniques
Lesson 20
Tax Considerations
Lesson 21
Trading Securities
Lesson 22
Portfolio Performance Measures
Lesson 23
Retirement Plans and Special Types of Accounts
Lesson 24
Series 65 and 66 Wrap-Up
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Exam Details
About the Series 66 Exam
Exam Format
100 graded multiple-choice + 10 experimental, ungraded questions
2 hours and 30 minutes
Passing Score
Recommended Study Time
80 to 100 hours
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Series 66 FAQ
Can I take the Series 66 Exam even though I am not sponsored?

Yes. You are not required to have a sponsor to take the Series 66 Exam.

How do I enroll in a live Series 66 class?

The questions on the practice exams are slightly easier than the actual Series 66 Exam, so you should be scoring in the low 80s on the practice exams before taking the examination.

Is All Access Pass (AAP) the only way I can get live training?

Add All Access Pass to your course and you can enroll in any of our Series 66 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.

How many questions should I complete on the Series 66 practice exams before I take the exam?

You should plan on completing between 1,500 and 2,000 practice questions online prior to taking the exam.  If your scores are not within passing range at that point, you may need to complete more questions.

What is the usual study time for the Series 66?

Assuming you are working full time while preparing for the examination, you should allow yourself two to four weeks to read through the material and another two to four weeks to complete video lectures, attend live training and complete practice exams. The total study time is typically four to eight weeks.

How does the difficulty of your Series 66 practice questions compare to the difficulty of the questions I am likely to see on the actual exam?

The questions on the practice exams are slightly easier than the actual Series 66 Exam, so you should be scoring in the low 80s on the practice exams before taking the examination.

Should I expect to use the full time allotted on the Series 66 Exam?

Most students are able to finish the exam within the allotted time.

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