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June 13 2019 - NRS Insights

Using Flashcards to Prepare for Your Licensing Exam

Flashcards have been around a while — they were “invented” in the early 19th century and are still effective learning tools 200 years later, in our digital age!
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November 17 2017 - NRS Insights

Heads Up: Year-End Is The End for FINRA Testing at Pearson VUE

Beginning January 1, 2018, Prometric will be the exclusive test facility for FINRA and FINRA client exams. In other words, December 31, 2017 will be the last day candidates may test at Pearson VUE facilities.
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August 25 2017 - NRS Insights

The Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering and your FINRA Exam

Today’s geopolitical climate has caused more focus on money laundering activity related to illegal drug trafficking and terrorist financing. Consequently, regulators place higher priority on enforcing the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), which mandates financial industry standards to detect and prevent money laundering.
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December 14 2016 - NRS Insights

Will the DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule Require That I Take the Series 65 or Series 66?

Great question! As we approach April 2017, when the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule is scheduled to take effect, we’re consistently asked, “Will I be required to take the Series 65 (or Series 66)?”
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August 17 2016 - NRS Insights

Series 63 NASAA Exam Update

NASAA has updated the test specifications for each of its examinations to better reflect the skills and knowledge needed by broker/dealer agents and investment adviser representatives in today’s ever-changing financial industry.
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June 1 2016 - NRS Insights

The Devil You Know Is Better Than the Devil You Don’t

With the passing requirement for the Series 66 exam being lowered from 75% to 73% effective July 1, 2016, many candidates are asking if they should put off testing until after July 1. Certainly getting a 73% is easier than a 75%, right? Another way to consider it is that “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.”
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