There are no specific education requirements to take the Series 7, but once you are licensed, you still have to complete ongoing continuing education -- that's mandated by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.Who issues the series 7 license?
A Series 7 license, issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is required to trade in most financial securities. The license has three parts: sponsorship by a FINRA member, the licensing exam and passing the background check. While not an absolute bar, a felony conviction can disrupt and delay this procedure.How do you get your series 7?
To take the Series 7 exam, you must be sponsored by a FINRA member firm or a self-regulatory organization (SRO). Firms apply for candidates to take the exam by filing a Uniform Application for Security Industry Registration or Transfer (Form U4). There is also an exam fee that is commonly covered by the sponsoring firm.