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DEFINITION of 'Series 65'

A securities license required by most U.S. states for individuals who act as investment advisors. The Series 65 exam, called the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination, covers laws, regulations, ethics and topics such as retirement planning, portfolio management strategies and fiduciary responsibilities.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Series 65'

Successful completion of the Series 65 exam qualifies an investment professional to function as an Investment Adviser Representative in certain states. The Series 65 qualification examination has 130 multiple choice questions with three hours of testing time and is administered by FINRA.

Other FINRA administered qualification examinations include Series 3 National Commodity Futures (CR); Series 7 General Securities Representative (GS); and Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law.

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