Series 65 Tutoring
The Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law exam is a North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) exam administered by FINRA. An individual who wishes to become an investment adviser representative must pass the Series 65 exam. Our series 65 tutors will help you develop a personalized Series 65 study plan to efficiently and effectively learn how to prep for the Series 65 exam.
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Series 65 Exam Prep Topics and Structure
The Series 65 exam is for aspiring investment adviser representatives. The exam covers topics that have been deemed critical to understand in order to provide investment advice to clients. Any Series 65 study schedule would need to include the following concepts. Our Series 65 instructors are familiar with all of these series 65 topics:
- Economic factors and business information (15% of the Series 65 exam): basic economic concepts, financial reporting, analytical methods, types of risk,
- Investment vehicle characteristics (25%): types and characteristics of cash and equivalents, types of fixed income securities, valuation factors of fixed income securities, types and characteristics of equity securities, valuing equity securities, types and characteristics of pooled investments like ETFs or mutual funds, type and characteristics of derivatives, insurance-based products, and alternatives investments
- Client/customer investment recommendations and strategies (30%): types of clients, customer profiles, capital market theory, portfolio management theories, styles, and techniques, tax considerations, retirement plans, ERISA issues, estate planning, trading securities, measuring portfolio performance
- Laws, regulations, and guidelines, including prohibition on unethical business practices (30%): investment advisor regulation, broker-dealer regulation, agents of broker dealers, regulation of securities and issuers, remedies, communication with clients, ethical practices and fiduciary obligations.
The Series 65 consists of 130 questions plus 10 pretest questions. Test-takers are allowed 180 minutes to finish the exam. One must answer 94 of the questions right, about 72%, to pass the Series 65 exam. The Series 65 is a closed book exam, and the score for each section, as well as your overall score, and the is available to the candidate immediately after they finish the exam.
For a more detailed exploration of the concepts covered on the Series 65 exam, download the study guide created by NASAA.
Series 65 Study Plan Development
As with any type of academic or professional exam exam, personalized Series 65 exam prep with a Series 65 instructor can be extremely effective. Our Series 65 coaches can help you identify the most effective prep material, develop a customized study plan (the exam covers a wide range of concepts, but this limits the depth at which any given concept can be covered. Our tutors help you navigate this as you prepare for the exam). And of course, they can explain concepts in several different ways to build and then test your understanding.
We emphasize Series 65 topic comprehension rather than memorization. In order to pass the Series 65, you need to understand the material, not memorize facts and figures.
Online Series 65 Tutoring
We primarily deliver online Series 65 tutoring.
Our featured series 65 coach is Ken, who only tutors for the financial licensing exams, and has worked with dozens of students, both in-person and online (via WebEx, with screen sharing, audio, and video features).
Ken holds a bachelor’s degree (with Honors) from Hofstra University and tutors for the SIE exam, Series 65, Series 66, and Series 7. He helps students identify the concepts on which to spend relatively more or less time reviewing based on the material he knows will be on the exam (and as compared with their current level of understanding). He knows from experience that each student learns at a different pace, and he takes extreme pride in the success he has helped his students achieve. The pass rate for his students is well over 85% and he believes the most efficient way to prep for financial licensing exams is to utilize a professional FINRA tutor.
Series 65 Exam Tutoring Rates
We charge $99 per hour for online tutoring, and $125 per hour for in-person tutoring (only available in New York), and ask only that the minimum session length is one hour. The first hour is paid for in advance by credit card, and if that goes well, subsequent hours are generally purchased in blocks of 10 hours (5 and 15-hour packages also exist).
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