Series 24 Exam Details
The FINRA® Series 24, General Securities Principal Qualification Exam is required of individuals responsible for the management or supervision of a member’s investment banking or securities business. The Series 24 qualifies an individual as a General Securities Principal.
Candidates must pass one of the following exams: Series 7, 17, 37, 38, 57, 62, 79, or 82
150 multiple-choice questions
3 hours, 45 minutes
Outline of Topics Covered
- Supervision of Investment Banking, Underwriting Activities and Research
- Supervision of Trading and Market Making Activities
- Supervision of Brokerage Office Operations
- Sales Supervision and General Supervision of Employees
- Compliance with Financial Responsibility Rules
Best Practices Guide
Kaplan has prepared a Best Practices Guide to help you pass the first time! This guide includes recommended study hours, how to use your study materials effectively, and test-taking tips. Access the guide and other free materials here.
For more exam details, including fees and passing score, please visit FINRA.
- You must be at least 18 years of age and have a basic understanding of the industry to attend our live classes.
- Review the enrollment and prerequisite requirements on www.finra.org for the series exam you plan to take. Note, the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam does not require employer sponsorship.
- Enroll in a Kaplan Financial Education securities licensing course four to six weeks before the class date by calling Kaplan Financial Education customer service at 800.427.4680 or enrolling online at www.kaplanfinancial.com/securities.
- Schedule an appointment for the licensing exam with Prometric Testing Centers at www.prometric.com/finra three to four weeks before the class begins. You are able to schedule two or more different exams on the same day. However, you must make a separate appointment for each of the exams.
- For optimum results, plan to do some pre/post-study. Also, plan for homework questions each night and two to three days of review before taking your licensing exam.
- Take your test within five days of completing the class, and go into the exam with confidence!
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