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Series 6 - Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative

The Series 6 Exam is a representative-level FINRA exam that qualifies an individual to sell investment companies, including mutual funds; and variable contracts, including variable annuities and variable life insurance.


Exam Details

Exam Format: 50 multiple-choice questions

Exam Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes (90 minutes)

Passing Score: 70%

Corequisite: SIE Exam

Broker-dealer Sponsorship: required

Exam Outline

FUNCTION DESCRIPTION Percentage of Exam No. Questions
Function 1: Seeks Business for the Broker-Dealer from Customers and Potential Customers 24% 12
Function 2: Opens Accounts after Obtaining and Evaluating Customers' Financial Profile and Investment Objectives 16% 8
Function 3: Provides Customers with Information About Investments, Makes Suitable Recommendations, Transfers Assets and Maintains Appropriate Records 50% 25
Function 4: Obtains and Verifies Customers' Purchase and Sales Instructions; Processes, Completes and Confirms Transactions 10% 5
TOTAL 100% 50

Test Center

Prometric is the sole vendor delivering all FINRA-administered exams. Prometric facilities are located in most cities. To schedule an exam, contact Prometric at:

If your local test center does not have favorable availability, consider testing in a neighboring city. Ask about parking when you schedule your exam. Candidates must present valid, current, government-issued photo identification. This includes:

Student IDs are NOT accepted by Prometric.

COVID-19 Considerations: Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all Prometric test centers require face coverings, and that all testers are free from COVID infection and/or exposure during the previous 14 days. See https://www.prometric.com/covid-19-update/test-center-policies for the latest COVID updates.

In addition, many exams allow Remote Proctoring - see https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search/1finra for more info.


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