Series 66 without the Series 7

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Jun 25, 2010 10:02 pm

Hey Everyone,

I've been interning at UBS for a little while now, and I recently found out that UBS refuses to sponsor interns to take the Series 7.

I'd like to get ahead a bit and take the Series 66 which I've read doesn't require sponsorship. But I can't seem to find a solid answer on if I can take the Series 66 without having taken the Series 7.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Jun 26, 2010 6:38 pm

UBS is going to sponsor you for the 66?  Why would any organization invest the capital and sponsor an intern for a series 7 when they can use the liscense to gain employment with a competitor when they are looking for a full time position in a year or two?

Jul 1, 2010 12:01 pm

Well said LloydBlankfein, my company is also offering us a sponsor for us to take masters degree. They arrangement is they will pay us after two years of expenses. It is like their security for us not to leave their company anytime we want once we are enrolled. But luckily I did not accept the offer because after 2 months of making that offer I was offered by other company for a higher position. Patience did paid off for me this time. 

Jul 22, 2010 5:49 pm

to answer your question, Archer  Troy . . . yes, you can take the 66 without having taken the 7.  You won't be able to DO anything with the 66 until you pass the 7, but you can definitely take it.  I took it in March of this year, self-sponsored, with no plans to get the 7 any time soon.  Not sure what the other comments had to do with your simple question.