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The New SIE Exam: Opening Doors to the Securities Industry

September 25, 2018

Looking to break into the financial services industry? It is about to get easier.

On October 1, 2018, FINRA will launch a new exam that consolidates the fundamental knowledge shared across several of FINRA’s existing Series exams into a single Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam. Additional “top-off” exams, such as the Series 7, will be trimmed down to focus only on the specific knowledge needed for that qualification—eliminating overlap in licensing exams and creating a more efficient program.

And the biggest change: you don’t have to be associated with a financial firm to take the SIE exam.

So get your number two pencils ready and tune in to this episode of Unscripted, where John Kalohn, FINRA’s Vice President of Testing & Continuing Education, joins us to provide insight that just might help you ace the SIE exam.

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