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Aug 20, 2008 8:03 pm

What do ya do when you passed the seven on the frist go around and the Insurance exam then can’ t seem to get passed the 66??  I would really appreciate some input from some seasoned vets. (I work for Jones and I know I’m gone)

Aug 20, 2008 8:45 pm

The 63 is no longer an option at Jones. It's strictly 7 and 66.

I don't think you're in danger of being fired just because you can't pass the 66. The 7 is the one they harp on.   I thought the 66 was the more difficult of the tests. Print out the review on Joneslink and read it over and over. You can pass it.  
Aug 20, 2008 9:31 pm

Yep, everyone that had the 7 and 63 was required to get the 66. Can you imagine being 15-20 years into the business, working 25 hours a week and then being told you have to pass that booger? As you can imagine, there was a lot of moaning and groaning going on.

I have yet to use my 66. We have a $100k minimum for fee accounts, and at this point in my career, I have to have that upfront pop to survive.
Aug 20, 2008 10:19 pm

ML gives you two chances to pass the 66.  I have seen several guys do fine on the 7 and not be able to pass the 66 after multiple tries.

Aug 20, 2008 10:30 pm

I cannot imagine being a rep for the last 10 to 20 years and  not have the 65 or 66


Dinosaurs still roam at Jones!

Aug 20, 2008 10:40 pm

advice for passing:  take a cram class and buy a book with series 66 test questions.  It helped me a lot & I did pass the first time.

Aug 21, 2008 4:40 am

The first time that I took the 66 I made a 50; yea I know, I was sick and druged. The 2nd 69 and the 3rd 70. Thanks for the information about not having to be sponsored I thought that went for the 7 and the 66 but I'm glad to know I was wrong. Also for the idea about the 63. This was a huge help!!!

Aug 21, 2008 4:46 am

Thank you for your words of encouragement. I am still waiting to hear from my ATL and my RL for the official word.

Aug 21, 2008 3:20 pm

they will not give you another chance. i know a few people who have failed three times and they were let go by jones. someitmes they dont even give people a third chance. it’s a hard test though.