The restructure of the FINRA Securities License examinations has now been in full effect since the 1st of October, 2018. This means that core content of each series exam is now combined into the entry exam, Securities Industry Essential (SIE) Exam. The good news is that you do not need to be sponsored by a firm to take the exam however, you still need to be sponsored for your top-off exam. Don’t worry, you have four years from the date you pass the SIE exam to successfully complete your top-off exam.
Interestingly enough, YOU get to decide when you want to take the SIE exam. Follow these steps:
- Enroll/Register at finra.org/industry/enroll-for-sie
- Pay the exam fee of $60.00
- Schedule an exam date in a location closest to you at prometric.com/finra
- Exam scores are released 72 hours after the exam date