Series 7 Exam Details

The FINRA® Series revised 7, General Securities Representative Qualification Exam, is required of individuals soliciting the purchase or sale of corporate, municipal and U.S. government securities, options, direct participation programs, investment company products, and variable contracts.

 

Exam Restructuring

On October 1, 2018, FINRA restructured the Series 7 exam. Candidates are now required to pass the Securities Industry Essential (SIE) exam along with a Series 7 exam to obtain the General Securities Representative Qualification registration. Kaplan has study materials and exam details available for the SIE exam as well as the Series 7 exam

 

SIE Exam

125 multiple-choice questions

3 hours, 45 minutes

Outline of Topics Covered

  • Seeks business for the broker-dealer from customers and potential customers
  • Opens accounts after obtaining and evaluating customers’ financial profile and investment objectives
  • Provides customers with information about investments, makes suitable recommendations, transfers assets, and maintains appropriate records
  • Obtains and verifies customers’ purchase and sales instructions; processes, completes, and confirms transactions

 

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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