Series 6 Exam

This exam is administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (previously the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)). Upon successful completion of the Series 6, an individual will have the qualifications needed to sell mutual funds and variable annuities.

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Exam Details

Time Limit: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Cost:
Number of Questions: 100, plus 5 "pre-test" questions
Passing Score: 70%
Format: Multiple Choice
Prerequisites: You must be sponsored by a financial company who is a member of FINRA, or a Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO).
Exam Date(s): Any weekday
Exam Locations: Find your U.S. or international exam center here
Official Exam Website: http://www.finra.org


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Is it possible to take the Series 6 exam without being sponsored?
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  • 2. What activities can an Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Limited Representative perform?
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  • 3. I failed the Series 6 exam. How long must I wait before I can take it again?
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Question of the Week

If an individual becomes a policyholder of a variable life insurance policy and is uncertain whether this is the appropriate instrument for him and his family; within what period of time must the insurance company allow him to exchange the variable policy for a traditional whole life policy without additional evidence of insurability?


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