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Series 63 - Uniform Securities State Law Examination

The Series 63 exam is required by most states for individuals to register as securities agents (registered representatives) within those states. The exam is developed and maintained by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and administered by FINRA. It tests state securities regulations.


Exam Details

Exam Format: 60 multiple-choice questions

Exam Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes (75 minutes)

Passing Score: 72% (43 correct of 60)

Broker-dealer Sponsorship: not required

Exam Outline

TOPIC DESCRIPTION Percentage of Exam No. Questions
Regulation of Investment Advisers Including State-Registered and Federal Covered Advisers 5% 3
Regulation of Investment Adviser Representatives 5% 3
Regulation of Agents of Broker-Dealers 15% 9
Regulation of Securities and Issuers 5% 3
Remedies and Administrative Provisions 10% 6
Communication with Customers and Prospects 20% 12
Ethical Practices and Obligations 25% 15
TOTAL 100% 60

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 for the latest COVID updates.

In addition, many exams allow Remote Proctoring - see for more info.


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