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  1. I have already obtained my Series 7; however, I am no longer working for a member firm. How do I prevent my license from expiring?

  2. I want to start my own brokerage company, how do I become a member of FINRA?

  3. If my employment with my current firm terminates relatively soon, do I have two years before my FINRA exams expire no matter how long I was with the last member firm?

  4. What is the Central Registration Depository?

  5. Since I do not have a certificate of completion, where can I get a copy of my exam score(s)?

  6. Is it possible to take the Series 7 exam without being sponsored?

  7. Is it possible to take the Series 6 exam without being sponsored?

  8. How long will my Series 7 license last after my employment has been terminated at a member firm?

  9. How does FINRA differ from the SEC?

  10. Am I qualified once I complete my FINRA certification exam?

  11. I am not currently employed at a member firm, but I have independently written the Series 63 exam. How do I keep this status valid?

  12. Do financial advisors need to be approved by FINRA?

  13. My job with a member firm has recently been terminated and I do not want to write all of my securities exams again. How do I prevent my licenses from expiring?

  14. I have not received my Series 7 exam certificate. Where can I obtain it?

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