Finding SIE Exam dates is a matter of first deciding how and where you want to take the exam. The short answer is that if you take it online on your own computer, you can take it any time a remote proctor is available. If you’d rather go to a Prometric testing center, you’ll first need to enroll with FINRA to see specific SIE test dates. We do recommend acquiring your study materials and completing your SIE exam prep before scheduling though. Here’s what you need to know about scheduling your SIE exam.
SIE Exam dates for 2021 and 2022 use open enrollment windows – essentially, that means you can take the test any time you want. FINRA exam windows refer to the 120 days you have to schedule and take your exam after you enroll. Within those 120 days, you can schedule an upcoming SIE Exam date at your convenience.
To open your testing window, you’ll need to first enroll with FINRA. First, you’ll select the exam you wish to take. Then you’ll create an account and pay the exam fee of $60. Finally, you’ll receive your FINRA ID or CRD, which will allow you to schedule your FINRA exam.
There are two ways to take this exam: remotely (that is, anywhere your computer can access the internet) or in a Prometric testing center. We’ll go over both of these methods.
If you prefer the comfort of your own home, you can take the SIE Exam on your very own computer. However, be aware that your environment will need to meet some requirements to gain approval. The SIE is not an open-book exam, and therefore FINRA takes some steps to ensure that test-takers are honest. You will need:
Before the exam, you’ll download and install the ProProctor program and perform a system check. This will ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements to deliver the exam. When you log in to take your exam, a remote proctor will conduct a 360-degree inspection of your environment. The proctor will also ask to examine your sleeves and pockets for prohibited items. This is similar to an inspection at a physical testing site.
While you’re taking the exam, you aren’t allowed to leave the computer or obstruct the camera without permission. However, there will be scheduled breaks if you need them. For more information about FINRA exam online procedures, consult the organization’s Online Test Appointment page.
If you need testing accommodations or if your computer setup doesn’t meet FINRA’s requirements, you can schedule security exams at a local test center. As with other professional exams, you’ll go through Prometric for FINRA testing center locations. Once you’ve enrolled, you can visit Prometric’s website to select your state, enter your FINRA ID/CRD and name, and select your Prometric SIE Exam date. You can also call their Contact Center at (800) 578-6273 for SIE Exam dates and locations.
Testing procedures for SIE Exam dates are similar to most other standardized exams at Prometric. For example, you’ll need to arrive 30 minutes early and bring a current government-issued ID. Prometric center staff will provide you with a locker in which to store any personal items. Although you can’t bring a personal calculator to use on the test, Prometric will provide one for you, along with scratch paper and pens.
Most securities professionals don’t stop with the SIE Exam, which tests a basic level of securities industry knowledge. Instead, they specialize by taking one or more Series exams in their area of expertise. Scheduling other FINRA Prometric exams requires the same steps as the SIE exam dates. Before you can schedule anything, you must enroll to open your 120-day testing window. This will also give you the FINRA ID you need to access exam dates.
You can take the National Commodities Futures Exam online or at Series 3 testing centers throughout the country. You’ll first need to enroll at FINRA’s Series 3 website.
To see the Series 6 exam schedule, first create a FINRA account and enroll to take the exam. From there, you can choose your Series 6 test dates.
The Uniform Securities State Law Examination may be taken online or at any Prometric Series 63 testing center. Simply create a FINRA account to enroll for your testing window.
To access the Series 65 exam schedule, enroll with FINRA by creating account. You’ll have the option of taking the exam remotely or at a Series 65 testing center. Find Prometric’s Series 65 exam dates by clicking on their scheduling page and choosing your state.
The NASAA Uniform Combined State Law Examination is also offered by FINRA, and you sign up for it the same way you do the other Series exams. Create a FINRA account, enroll, and choose whether you want to take it remotely or in person.
To sign up for Series 7 online, first create a FINRA account. Series 7 exam registration requires a FINRA ID, also known as a CRD, which you can only get at FINRA’s website. Only then will you be able to go to Prometric’s scheduler to look for Series 7 exam dates.
SIE Exam test dates are year-round. If you choose to take the SIE Exam remotely, you can schedule it whenever you like. If you’d rather go to one of the FINRA testing centers, which operate through Prometric, you’ll need to enroll before you can look at specific SIE test dates.
Yes, you can reschedule or cancel any FINRA SIE Exam dates. However, you must do so at least 10 days before your appointment to avoid paying fees. If you cancel or reschedule within three to 10 business days, you’ll have to pay a $30 fee for SIE Exam dates. For other Prometric FINRA exams, the fees are higher – up to $175. Likewise, if you cancel or reschedule within two business days, your fee will be much higher – twice the earlier amount. You’ll also have to re-enroll to open a new 120 window.
Unfortunately, FINRA doesn’t have a hardship policy to waive these fees. Essentially, your SIE Exam change date is 10 business days before your appointment.
As with most other Series exams, you can take the General Securities Representative Qualification Examination remotely online or at any Series 7 testing center. You can register for the Series 7 exam at FINRA’s website and enroll to open your 120-day testing window.
The fee to take the SIE Exam is $60 whether you take it remotely or at a testing center.
If you fail the test, you will usually need to wait 30 days before re-enrolling to take it again. However, if you have failed three or more times in a row, you’ll need to wait 180 days from your last attempt before trying again. In either case, you must pay a new exam fee every time you re-take it.
Yes, FINRA and Prometric will allow you to schedule back-to-back testing appointments on the same day in a single online transaction. Since many professionals take the SIE Exam as a precursor to other professional securities exams, this is not uncommon. However, you must take the SIE Exam first, and you won’t receive a break between appointments. You can also schedule exams on consecutive days, but you must do so as two separate online transactions through the Prometric scheduler.
FINRA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act by working with Prometric to provide testing accommodations to candidates who need them. For example, you may need extra time or a private testing room. First, you’ll need to fill out FINRA’s Testing Accommodations Eligibility Questionnaire and the Testing Accommodations Verification Request Form.
Then, FINRA will notify you of the requested accommodations they can provide. Finally, you can schedule with Prometric after your requests have been granted. If you need accommodations, you will need to take the SIE Exam at a Prometric testing center, not remotely.
Once you’ve completed your SIE exam prep and you’re ready to take the SIE Exam, you can enroll with FINRA. Although you’ll have 120 days after enrolling to take the test, consider scheduling it about two to three weeks in advance. This will give you time to postpone within your scheduling window if you need it.