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 Format: 50 multiple-choice questions
Exam Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes (90 minutes)
Passing Score: 70%
Corequisite: SIE Exam
Broker-dealer Sponsorship: required
|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|
Prometric is the sole vendor delivering all FINRA-administered exams. Prometric facilities are located in most cities. To schedule an exam, contact Prometric at:
- (800) 578-6273, or
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:
- Driver's License
- Military ID
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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