Securities Education

From Licensing to Retirement

For those new to the industry and seasoned professionals. Start with the basics and grow your knowledge base of the securities industry.

Securities Education for All License Types

Prepare for Exams

Online exam prep courses and study aids for passing the licensing or registration exam on the first try.

Exam Prep

Maintain Compliance

From firm element and FINRA e-learning courses to ACMs & ACQs, we have what you need for firm compliance.

Compliance Solutions

Investment Adviser CE

Stay up-to-date on which states have adopted the NASSA Model Rule, know requirements and complete CE courses.

IAR CE SOlutions

Grow Your Career

Continue the learning with our extensive catalog of Certification CE or explore our other products to learn something new.

ALL Products

Leaders in Online Securities Education

25+ Years of Delivering Online Education

Get courses from content experts who have teamed up with in-house technology teams to deliver innovative learning experiences.

Guided Ordering & Simple Navigation

Satisfy requirements simply with up-to-date information, one-click packages, and tools to ensure you get the right courses.

Engaging 5-star Rated Products

Every professional and profession is unique. Get more than what you need - get education you want suited to your learning style. 

Unmatched Tracking & Reporting

Get all the the reports you need to ensure firm compliance through your learning center or data feeds.

Go-to Compliance Specialists

We work with regulators to stay on top of industry changes and keep you in the know all along the way. 

Knowledgeable Customer Support

Our team uses our system to train and develop to be experts not only on the learning platform but also your education needs. 

Education Solutions for Success

For Individuals

Whether you're starting a career in securities or looking to grow your career, we're here to support you from licensing to retirement.


For Managers

Build a high-performing team with interactive training and tracking tools that help develop talent quickly and efficiently. 


For Businesses

Utilize our intuitive delivery platform for all your training and education needs with in-house support for you and your team.  


For Partnerships

Enhance your member benefits to provide insurance professionals with all they need to be successful in their careers. 


But wait there's more...

What started as an online insurance continuing education company has now become a powerful suite of education experiences offering a variety of products for multiple industries. We are so much more than CE courses and strive to make completing your requirements simple. With our unique platform you can earn a license, get professional development for career growth, and even complete one course earning you credits for multiple licenses. 

Multi-credit catalog All Products

WebCE Customer Reviews and Testimonials

The Series 6 License: What it is and How to get it

by Julie Mendel, SILA-A, CDEI | Sep 20, 2022
The Series 6 License

Financial professionals looking further their career and obtain the Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products registration must pass the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) and Series 6 exams. The Series 6 is one of many qualifying exams individuals can take to gain entry into the securities industry.

What is the Series 6 License?

For those in the insurance industry, the Series 6 is a required companion license to sell products with underlying investment vehicles like variable annuity products. With the Series 6 license individuals can solicit, purchase, or sell mutual funds (closed-end funds on the initial public offering only), variable annuities, variable life insurance, unit investment trusts, and municipal fund securities (such as 529 savings plans). To sell products like corporate or municipal securities, direct participation programs, stocks and options, a Series 7 registration is required.

A Series 6 license is valid if the representative is actively employed in the securities industry.

How Do Candidates Get a Series 6 License?

The first step in acquiring a Series 6 license is to be sponsored by a FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) registered member firm or self-regulatory organization (SRO). The firm is responsible for filing a Uniform Application for Securities Industry Registration (Form U4), authorizing individuals to take the exam.

If individuals seeking the Series 6 license do not have a FINRA member firm sponsor, FINRA has a program designed to match individuals to hiring firms.

What is the Series 6 Exam?

The Series 6 exam tests individuals on their competency to perform their job as registered representative licensed to sell packaged products as referenced above.

There are four key components of the exam as published in the content outline on the FINRA website:

  1. Seeks Business for the Broker-Dealer from Customers and Potential Customers
  2. Opens Accounts after Obtaining and Evaluating Customers’ Financial Profile and Investment Objectives
  3. Provides Customers with Information About Investments, Makes Suitable Recommendations, Transfers Assets and Maintains Appropriate Records
  4. Obtains and Verifies Customers’ Purchase and Sales Instructions; Processes, Completes and Confirms Transactions

The exam has 50 questions with a 1 hour and 30 minute time limit to complete the exam and candidates must achieve a passing score of at least 70%.

How do Candidates Prepare for the Series 6 Exam?

There are no requirements to complete an exam prep course, however, taking a course can provide candidates with an in-depth review of the exam’s general content and format, optional practice exams, and other study tools.

Online exam prep courses and study tools, like WebCE's Series 6 Complete Exam Prep Package, are available to help candidates enhance their knowledge of the material and practice for exam day.  

  • Read-it-to-me audio for all course content 
  • Flash Tutor online flashcards, mobile-friendly and perfect for reviewing key terms and concepts on the go 
  • Exam Tutor exam simulator, which allows students to take full practice exams or build custom exams to test their knowledge on specific topics 
  • Study Guide Workbook, designed as a companion for the course material to write notes and complete exercises 
  • My Study Planner, which assists with creating a customized learning plan because daily studying is important for mastering the key concepts 

WebCE’s securities exam prep course packages provide convenient, effective study solutions for passing the Series 6 exam. Those looking to get the Series 6 license who have not completed the SIE exam can save even more with the WebCE combination SIE + Series 6 Complete Exam Prep Package. To order the securities exam prep needed to take one step closer to a career in the securities industry, visit our Securities Exam Prep Course Catalog.