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Series 99 Exam Details

The FINRA® Series 99, Operations Professional Exam assesses the competency of an entry-level registered representative to perform their job as an operations professional and measures the degree to which each candidate possesses the knowledge needed to perform the critical functions of an operations professional. This includes client on-boarding; financial control; receipt and delivery of securities and funds and account transfers; and collection, maintenance, reinvestment, and disbursement of funds.


Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam

50 multiple-choice questions

1 hour, 30 minutes

Outline of Topics Covered

  • Knowledge Associated with the Securities Industry and Broker-Dealer Operations: 70%
  • Professional Conduct and Ethical Considerations: 30%


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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