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The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with APR credits from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series Exams.

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 26 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series Exams. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful exam completion. If you completed your exam outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The exam components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

FINRA Series Exam Credits TESU Course
Effective Dates For Staff Use
FINRA SERIES 33FIN-3249/2015-9/2020 FINRA.SE3
FINRA SERIES 43FIN-3319/2015-9/2020 FINRA.SE4
FINRA SIE-Security Industry Essentials3LAW-20110/2018-9/2023 FINRA.SIE
FINRA SERIES 6*3ACC-1019/2015-9/2023 FINRA.S6TO
FINRA SERIES 7*3ACC-31110/2018-9/2023 FINRA.S7TO
FINRA SERIES 7*3FIN-3019/2015-9/2023 FINRA.SE7
FINRA SERIES 73ACC-1019/2015-9/2018 FINRA.SE7
FINRA SERIES 9/103FIN-3619/2015-9/2020 FINRA.9/10
FINRA SERIES 243BUS-3029/2015-9/2020 FINRA.SE24
FINRA SERIES 263MAN-2519/2015-9/2020 FINRA.SE26
FINRA SERIES 533HRM-3119/2015-9/2020 FINRA.SE53
FINRA SERIES 63**2LAW-2019/2015-9/2020 FINRA.SE63
FINRA SERIES 65**2LAW-2019/2015-9/2020 FINRA.SE65
FINRA SERIES 66**2LAW-2019/2015-9/2020 FINRA.SE66
FINRA SERIES 143FIN-3995/2000-8/2015 FINRA.SE14
FINRA SERIES 273FIN-3995/2000-8/2015 FINRA.SE27
FINRA SERIES 302FIN-3995/2000-8/2015 FINRA.SE30
FINRA SERIES 343BAN-4995/2000-8/2015 FINRA.SE34
FINRA SERIES 511FIN-3995/2000-8/2015 FINRA.SE51
FINRA SERIES 551FIN-3995/2000-8/2015 FINRA.SE55

* As of 10/1/2018, students may receive credit for either Series 6 or Series 7.
** Students may receive credit for Series 63, Series 65, or Series 66.
Students who passed a FINRA Series Exam prior to September 2015 may qualify for credit from a past University review.

Note: Students may apply these APR credits at Thomas Edison State University to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source. Degree programs related to your APR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”

What can I study? top of page


How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    Students should download and complete the Letter to Request a FINRA Score Report found on the Web CRD/IARD Snapshot Request Form at When completing the request, please indicate that you would like your Snapshot mailed directly to Thomas Edison State University, Office of the Registrar, 111 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. Submit completed and signed request forms to FINRA. FINRA will then mail a copy of your Snapshot to the University.


Can I transfer APR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the APR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

If you would like to request a copy of the APR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your complete mailing address
  • Name of Reviewed Organization or Credential
  • Date you completed course(s), program, or credential

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