Passing the Series 66 exam fulfills the requirements for both the Series 63 exam and Series 65 exam. However, the candidate must also pass the Series 7 - General Securities Representative Exam. The Series 66 exam qualifies a candidate to register with states as both securities agent (registered representative), and investment adviser (IA) or investment adviser representative (IAR). The exam is developed and maintained by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and administered by FINRA.
Exam Format: 100 multiple-choice questions
Exam Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes (150 minutes)
Passing Score: 73%
Corequisite: Series 7
Broker-dealer Sponsorship: not required
|TOPIC DESCRIPTION||Percentage of Exam||No. Questions|
|Economic Factors and Business Information||5%||5|
|Investment Vehicle Characteristics||20%||20|
|Client/Customer Investment Recommendations and Strategies||30%||30|
|Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines Including Prohibition on Unethical Business Practices||45%||45|
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- (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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