SCF Offers Preparation for Securities Industry Careers in Collaboration with Solomon Exam Prep

Bradenton, Fla. Nov. 8, 2022

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 8, 2022) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is collaborating with Solomon Exam Prep to offer preparation courses for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam and five additional FINRA exams. The SIE exam is a requirement for many positions in the securities field, including stockbroker, financial advisor and investment banker, and the additional exams grant qualifications for more advanced financial securities roles. To register for any of the courses, visit and select “Professional Development” followed by “Financial Services” from the lefthand menu.

The $199 registration fee for the SIE exam provides 180 days of self-paced study and more than 3,400 simulated questions. Lessons are taught various ways, including through an audiobook, online streaming, six hours of video instruction and flash cards. Participants may use up to 20 “ask the professor” inquiries for additional details or help. Passing the exam is an important step toward several lucrative careers.

The additional courses, which vary in cost, include:

  • Series 6, Investment Company Products/Variable Life Contracts Representative Exam, $225
    Certification to buy and sell certain investment products, such as mutual funds, variable life insurance and municipal fund securities.
  • Series 7, General Securities Representative Exam, $349
    Certification to solicit, purchase and/or sell all securities products. Taking this exam requires employment or sponsorship by a FINRA member firm. 
  • Series 63, Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam, $165
    Covers the principles of state securities regulation reflected in the Uniform Securities Act.
  • Series 65, NASAA Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam, $339
    Qualification to serve as an investment adviser representative, enabling you to provide investment advice to clients.
  • Series 66, Uniform Combined State Law Examination, $275
    Qualification as both a securities agent and an investment adviser representative.

For more information, contact Lee Kotwicki at or 941-363-7218.