We are aware of the global IT incident starting on July 19th. Our services remain available and operational. Users experiencing downgraded performance should contact their IT administrator. 

SIE: Securities Industry Essentials Exam Prep
All Courses
Want to walk into your SIE Exam with confidence?
We’ve got you covered.

The SIE Exam is the first step to becoming fully registered to conduct securities business. Knopman Marks has the most flexible ways to learn with the best pass rates in the industry. We’ve helped thousands of students pass their licensing exams and we can do the same for you.

0 %
Pass Rate
Data-driven predictive benchmark exams
Up-to-date curriculum & premium content
Trusted by the biggest firms in the industry
SIE Exam Prep Course
ADD-ON: SIE All Access Pass

Includes our instructor-led live classes, review sessions, and spiral-bound workbook. Learn More

See All Access Pass Class Schedule Taking multiple classes? Bundle and save!
Reliable Practice Exams
Our unique set of diagnostic, benchmark, and practice tests can accurately predict your readiness level and your likeliness of passing the actual exam
0 %
99% of candidates who pass our benchmark SIE exam on the first try pass the actual exam.
0 %
99% of candidates who average between 65% - 70% on their first 500 SIE practice questions pass the actual exam on the first try.
Our comprehensive course includes everything you
need to study:
14+ Hours of Video Lectures
Access to our Training Center
Benchmark and Diagnostic Exams
Digital Flashcards
Textbook & Ebook
Downloadable Supplements
iOS Mobile App to study offline
Online Question Bank
Client Success Team Support
New SIE Vault Review Videos
And everything you need to truly succeed:
Access to the online Training Center, your digital study hub full of proprietary KM study guides, videos, and more
Real-time email updates from instructors with last-minute tips and nudges exactly when you need them
Proactive ongoing check-ins from our expert team
Easy-to-follow action plan with clear-cut guidance and suggested next steps
Drive your performance! Join our live sessions.

With the All Access Pass add-on, we help you stay on track. Interactive review sessions ensure you master the most heavily tested content. Our 2-3 day live classes cover everything you need to know. View Class Schedule


Traditional Faculty-Led Classes
Live-streamed, faculty-led lectures, covering the most frequently tested and difficult concepts you're likely to find on the exam. These cover the same content as the recorded video lessons.
Blended Classes
A scheduled course that blends the on-demand recorded lectures from the Training Center with faculty-led coaching and review sessions.
Review Sessions
In 60-minute, live Q&A sessions, our instructors do a deep dive into questions on the most difficult concepts. Engage in interactive polling.
Spiral-Bound Workbook
Facilitate your review process by taking notes on our printed workbook containing the class slides and Key Concepts.
Demo the training center

Take a test drive of our Training Center--the place for all your course materials, video lectures, and supplements. You can use the Action Plan to keep you focused and track your progress. 

Our Whole Team Is With You...

We put together a team of the most knowledgeable instructors, coaches, and staff for each course that will keep you on track and meeting your goals. They’re with you every step of the way.

Client Success Captain
Onboarding Specialist
Data Lead
SIE Exam Prep Course Course Curriculum
Lesson 1
Intro and Equities
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Types of Bonds
Lesson 4
Investment Companies
Lesson 5
Other Managed Products
Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Issuing Securities
Lesson 9
Secondary Market
Lesson 10
Economics and Monetary Policy
Lesson 11
Customer Accounts
Lesson 12
Tax Advantaged Accounts
Lesson 13
FINRA Registration
Lesson 14
Business Conduct Rules
Lesson 15
SIE Wrap-Up
Lesson 16
The SIE Vault (Faculty-led Q&A by unit)
Lesson 17
SIE Flashcards (iOS App Access ONLY; Browser access via tab above)
Collapse Curriculum
View Full Curriculum
Exam Details
About the SIE Exam
Exam Format
75 graded multiple-choice 
+ 10 experimental, ungraded questions
1 hour and 45 minutes
Passing Score
Recommended Study Time
40 to 60 hours
Trusted by Students & Firms Worldwide
”I truly felt like Knopman presented a quality training program. I felt that the pre-recorded videos and video chats were engaging and I had all of the resources that I needed. In the end, the custom exam creator and analyzer were very important to my success.”
Show More Testimonials
Why should I choose Knopman Marks for the SIE?

Our SIE course is engaging, our resources are comprehensive, and you will be supported by a team of experts whose mission is to help you succeed. Our SIE pass rate is currently 98% for the SIE Exam because we give you every tool you need from start to finish, so you can study once and study right.

Can I get a free SIE practice exam before starting?

Yes. You can download a free SIE assessment exam HERE.

Can I take the SIE exam even though I am not sponsored?

Yes, you are not required to have a sponsor to take the SIE Exam.

How do I enroll in a live SIE class?

Add All Access Pass to your course and you can enroll in any of our SIE live (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 SIE questions should I complete on the Practice Exams site before I take the exam?

You should plan on completing about 1,000 practice questions online prior to taking the exam in addition to the benchmark and diagnostic exams. If your scores are not within passing range at that point, you may need to complete more questions. For best results, be sure to use unused questions when building your exams so that you continue to get exposure to new applications of the concepts.

What is the usual study time for the SIE exam?

We recommend 40-60 total study hours to prepare for the SIE exam spread over the course of 3-5 weeks while working full time. We recommend spending at least 1 hour studying per weekday, plus more time on the weekend.

How do I register to take the SIE Exam?

To register for the SIE Exam, you can enroll directly on the FINRA website and then schedule your test at a Prometric Testing Center. Prometric offers the exam at locations worldwide. Firm sponsorship is not required to take this examination, but you must be 18 years old. For more details follow our step-by-step guide here: https://knopman.com/blog/2019/02/27/how-to-register-for-sie-exam/.

Show All FAQ Hide FAQ
Item/s in cart

BONUS: We're adding our new Study Essentials course to your purchase ($75 added value). Find it in your Training Center after check-out.

Purchasing multiple exams?
Bundle & save!