Series 65 - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination

2018 Tax Code
NASAA is in the process of updating questions on the Series 63, 65 and 66 exams in light of the recent changes to the tax code. Currently, tax-related questions appearing on the exams have not been modified and are based on the tax code as of 12/31/2017. NASAA will update this website when it has completed its review and made any necessary changes.

The Series 65 exam — the NASAA Investment Advisers Law Examination — is a North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) exam administered by FINRA.

The exam consists of 130 scored questions. Candidates have 180 minutes to complete the exam. In order for a candidate to pass the Series 65 exam, he/she must correctly answer at least 94 of the 130 scored questions.

For additional information about this exam, including the content outline, please visit the exams page on the NASAA website.

Using Reference Materials

The test administrator will provide whiteboard/dry erase marker and basic electronic calculators to the candidates, which must be returned to the test center administrator at the end of the testing session. Some test questions involve calculations. Only the provided calculators may be used during the examination.

The examination may contain questions that require the use of exhibits (e.g., charts, graphs, tables). If so, the questions will indicate when to refer to an exhibit.

Candidates are not permitted to bring any reference materials to testing sessions. Severe penalties are imposed on candidates who cheat or attempt to cheat on FINRA administered examinations.

To learn more about logistics and protocols for your exam day, please see On The Day of Your Exam.