The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA®) has restructured the testing for nine of the series license exams (Series 6, 7, 22, 57, 79, 82, 86/87, 99) after identifying that they contain common content. This new structure allows an individual to take an industry core exam, called the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam, without being sponsored by an industry member firm. As of October 1, 2018, FINRA started offering this new SIE Exam as the first step for a majority of new candidates to the industry. The SIE exam assesses a candidates knowledge of capital markets, products and their risks, trading, customer accounts and prohibited activities, and the regulatory framework.
Kaplan has information with regards to the restructuring of the exam and commonly asked questions about the SIE exam. To begin preparing for the exam, review our study packages.
The new Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam will cover common content for nine FINRA series exams. In this free guide, you will learn how the new licensing process will work, the rationale for the change, SIE exam content, and potential changes to hiring and recruiting practices for firms.
Now that students have begun testing on the new SIE exam, we’re learning more about the things that are tripping up test takers. In this article, we break down the roadblocks and provide some tips to overcome them.
Are you looking for answers to your questions about the new Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam and its effect on the securities licensing process? We've been fielding questions from students ever since FINRA first announced the new exam. We've compiled the most popular questions and answers in this article to shed light on the new testing process.
The Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam will blend the general securities knowledge tested in several other exams into a single, entry-point exam. Learn more about how this move will specifically impact the content, structure, and length of the Series 7 examination going forward.
Kaplan was also invited to participate in a panel titled “From the Vendor’s Point of View,” at the 2018 ARM Conference where education providers discussed both the challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam. We’ve outlined the key takeaways in this article.
The SEC has approved a proposed rule change to restructure the FINRA representative-level qualification examination programs by intriducing the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam. Find out how Series 6, 79, and 99 exams were affected.
SEC Announces the Effective Date of the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam
The Securities Exchange Commission released the news we've been waiting for. Find out when the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam will go into effect, and how it will change the process of earning securities licenses in the future.
FINRA has made some big announcements about the roll-out and structure of the SIE exam. Learn more about FINRA's timeline and what the Series exams will look like in this update from Kaplan expert, Bill James.
Kaplan Senior Editor and Instructor Mark Sanchirico provides a Security Industry Essentials exam update from FINRA's annual conference. Find out what FINRA is saying about their timeline for implementation.
FINRA recently announced updates to the roll-out of the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam. Kaplan Financial Education has put together these 14 takeaways you need to know about how the SIE Exam will impact you in this article.
Kaplan Financial Education team members attended the Association of Registration Management’s (ARM) 2016 conference in Florida to learn more about upcoming changes to the exam process for Securities industry professionals. Find out what you need to know in this article.
You may have heard of the new Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam, but what is it and how does it affect you? FINRA announced this proposed new exam, which would dramatically change the way individuals qualify to become registered.
FINRA's "requests for comments" period regarding the proposal to restructure the current representative-level qualification examination program ended in July. This article contains a review of the proposal and SIE Exam feedback from members.
Qualification Examinations Restructuring: Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam & Top-Off Exam Update
Get updated information about the new Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam proposal from FINRA. In this article, Mark Sanchirico details the proposal and what it means for the industry.
FINRA Proposes New Industry Licensing Exam Format - Kaplan Has You Covered!
FINRA has proposed a new securities industry licensing exam format. Find out more about this proposal from Mark Sanchirico and what it will mean for current and future candidates and registered personnel.