Series 65 Exam Prep

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Born out of the collaborative effort of Brainscape and Knopman Marks, our Series 65 flashcards are the most efficient way to prep for this exam. It features hundreds of detailed adaptive flashcards that are scientifically optimized to help you learn faster and remember for longer.

The Series 65 is a regulatory exam required by most states to perform your job as an investment adviser representative. From myriad securities products, suitability issues, and analysis tools to federal and state securities laws, the Series 65 is a content-heavy exam designed to prepare you to grow the investments of your clients, while protecting them against any fraudulent or unethical behavior.

Brainscape has distilled this vast curriculum down into a collection of 800 flashcards divided into 6 decks, which cover the most important facts you need to know to ace the exam: USA, Broker-Dealers & Agents (deck 1); Investment Advisers & Ethics (deck 2); Equity & Fixed Income (deck 3); Investment Companies, Insurance Products & Derivatives (deck 4); Deck 5: Trading Equities & Retirement Plans (deck 5); and Securities Analysis, Taxation & Federal Law (deck 6).

How to study for the Series 65

The Series 65 exam is a 130-question test that is split between securities products and investment analysis and rules and regulations. Specifically, the law portion of the Series 65 exam accounts for 40 questions (31% of the test), while all the product knowledge makes up the remaining 90 questions (69% of the test).

With the Series 65 exam’s unique challenges in mind, Brainscape—the world’s smartest study app—together with Knopman Marks, a leader in FINRA exam preparation with the highest pass rates in the industry, have curated these flashcards as the perfect, powerful study tool.

Used in conjunction with the required textbook, coursework, and practice questions, our Series 65 flashcards will allow you to drill down and memorize all the relevant state and federal laws, while simultaneously providing a broad-based, but also in-depth coverage of all of the products and investment analysis tools that you need to be familiar with.

Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of Series 65 content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s Series 65 prep course, you get:

  • Expert content provided by Knopman Marks covering all essential components of the Series 65 exam.
  • Over 800 flashcards divided into 6 decks:
    • Deck 1: USA, Broker-Dealers & Agents
    • Deck 2: Investment Advisers & Ethics
    • Deck 3: Equity & Fixed Income
    • Deck 4: Investment Companies, Insurance Products & Derivatives
    • Deck 5: Trading Equities & Retirement Plans
    • Deck 6: Securities Analysis, Taxation & Federal Law


  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress.
  • A carefully tailored curriculum that builds on previous concepts and guides you from definition to legal analysis.
  • In-sync studying across Brainscape’s website and all your iOS and Android devices.

Now go crush the Series 65 exam!

Brainscape is not sponsored or endorsed by official publications, tools, or services connected to FINRA®.

Decks in this class (6)

1 - USA, Broker-Dealers & Agents
This deck focuses on the registration requirements for broker-dealers and agents, as well as the process for state security registration, including defining a security, registration via qualification and coordination, and exemptions from state registration.
46  cards
2 - Investment Advisers & Ethics
This deck focuses on the registration requirements for investment advisers and investment adviser representatives, as well as rules and regulations that detail how securities professionals can conduct themselves in a just and ethical manner.
104  cards
3 - Equity & Fixed Income
This deck focuses on the characteristics and features of both debt and equity securities.
105  cards
4 - Investment Companies, Insurance Products & Derivatives
This deck focuses on investment company products, insurance products, including annuities and life insurance, as well as derivatives, such as options, forwards, and futures.
297  cards
5 - Trading Equities & Retirement Plans
This deck focuses on equity trading as well as tax-advantaged accounts, including corporate and individual retirement plans as well as education plans.
154  cards
6 - Securities Analysis, Taxation & Federal Law
This deck focuses on tax implications for investing and gifting, federal regulations, as well as quantitative analysis and investment risks.
189  cards

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