"Series 3 Exam"
The National Commodities Futures Examination

What is the Series 3 Exam ?

The Series 3 exam is a regulatory assessment administered by the FINRA in the United States, designed to qualify individuals to become commodity futures and options brokers.

Series 3 Exam Format

The Series 3 exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions assessing knowledge of commodity futures and options trading regulations. The passing score for each part is 70%.

Series 3 Exam Requirements

To be eligible to take the Series 3 exam, candidates must be sponsored by a registered firm, be at least 18 years old, and not have any disqualifying criminal or regulatory history.

Series 3 Exam Cost

The cost for the Series 3 exam can vary depending on the exam provider and any additional study materials you might choose to purchase. Generally, the registration fee for the Series 3 exam is $140.

How Long is the Series 3 Exam ?

For Series 3 exam test-takers have a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam. This includes a 30-minute break that is provided after the first 60 questions.

Series 3 Exam Dates

The Series 3 exam is typically offered throughout the year. However, specific exam dates can vary depending on the testing center and the organization administering the exam (either FINRA or NFA).

How to Register for Series 3 Exam ?

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To register for the Series 3 Exam, create an account on the official website of the exam sponsor (either FINRA or NFA) and complete the application process. 

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