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Series 53 Exam Details

The MSRB® Series 53, Municipal Securities Principal Exam is required of individuals who as a principal will supervise the municipal securities activities of a securities firm or bank dealer.


Series 52

100 multiple-choice questions

3 hours, 30 minutes

Outline of Topics Covered

  • Federal Regulations
  • General Supervision
  • Sales Supervision
  • Origination and Syndication
  • Trading
  • Operations


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.


Additional Details

For more exam details, including fees and passing score, please visit FINRA.


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