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10 Pa. Code § 303.031. Examination requirement for agents.

§ 303.031. Examination requirement for agents.

 (a)  An individual may not be registered as an agent under the act unless the individual meets the requirements of subsections (b) and (c).

 (b)  The applicant receives a passing grade on the securities examination for principals or registered representatives administered by FINRA or the Securities and Exchange Commission within 2 years before the date of filing an application for registration. The Department considers the requirements of this subsection met if any of the following apply:

   (1)  The applicant previously has passed the examination and has not had a lapse in employment with a broker-dealer for a period exceeding 2 years.

   (2)  The applicant has received a waiver of the examination requirement by FINRA.

   (3)  The applicant has received notice from the Department waiving the examination requirement.

 (c)  The applicant receives a passing grade on the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63) or the Uniform Combined State Law Examination (Series 66) and the General Securities Representative Examination (Series 7) or successor examination administered by FINRA within 2 years before the date of filing an application for registration. The Department considers the requirements of this subsection met if any of the following apply:

   (1)  The applicant previously has passed the Series 63 or the Series 66 and Series 7, and has not had a lapse in employment with a broker-dealer for a period exceeding 2 years.

   (2)  The applicant has received notice from the Department waiving the requirement to take the Series 63 or the Series 66 and Series 7.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  303.031 amended under sections 303(a), (c) and (d) and 609(a) of the Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972 (70 P.S. § §  1-303(a), (c) and (d) and 1-609(a)); section 202.C of the Department of Banking and Securities Code (71 P.S. §  733-202.C); and section 9(b) of the Takeover Disclosure Law (70 P.S. §  79(b)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  303.031 adopted March 29, 1974, effective March 30, 1974, 4 Pa. B. 582; amended January 17, 1992, effective January 18, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 281; amended September 8, 1995, effective September 9, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 3722; amended December 28, 2001, effective December 29, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 7032; transferred and renumbered from 64 Pa. Code §  303.031, December 14, 2012, effective December 15, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7533; amended January 12, 2018, effective January 13, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 389. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (364742) to (364743).

Cross References

   This section cited in 10 Pa. Code §  303.013 (relating to agent registration procedures).



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