So you want to become a RIA? How to prepare for the Series 65:

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1. Register With FINRA

Cost: $165​

http://testenrollment.finra.org/NASAA​

You will receive a confirmation e-mail after registering with an assigned ID number you will need to sign up for the test in step 2 below:

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2. Schedule your exam with Pearson Vue or Prometric

Cost: $0​--No charge when registering, not sure if you have to pay on test day, I will find out, though!
http://www.pearsonvue.com/finra/

http://www.prometric.com/finra/​

3. Buy your study materials at Kaplan Financial, or other places

Cost: $159 - $289 for various options​

https://www.kaplanfinancial.com/securities/series-65/​

I just followed these exact steps, went with a Prometric testing center because it was closer to where I live, scheduled the exam for November 1st at 8:30am, and bought the Self-Study class from Kaplan for $199 plus the $14 QuickSheet​

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