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FINRA’s Series 7 Testing Goes Virtual

The regulator is now taking online test appointments for the Series 7, the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) and Series 6, as well as NASAA’s Series 63, 65 and 66.   

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and North American Securities Administrators Association are now taking appointments for online testing for the Securities Industry Essentials, Series 7, 6, 63, 65, and 66 exams.

The agencies said they expect a high number of requests to come in for appointments, given the pent-up demand caused by COVID-19. They will limit the number of appointments initially to monitor the program’s performance but will make more appointments available in July and August.

“FINRA and NASAA encourage firms and candidates to utilize a combination of online testing as well as testing at an available local test center as we work with Prometric to increase online capacity,” they said.

Eligible candidates must not already have an appointment at a testing center and must meet certain technical requirements. For instance, candidates are required to provide a 360-degree view of their workstation and surrounding environment. They’ll also be subject to a visual person check, including a sleeve, pocket and glasses check.

FINRA has also extended exam enrollment windows that are currently expired, or will expire between March 16 and August 2020, through the end of August.  

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