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Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative Exam

As stated by FINRA, the exam assesses the competency of an entry-level representative to perform their job as an investment company and variable contracts products representative.

You are required to first pass the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam. Zahn’s experienced team is ready to help you pass the exam on your first try.

Series 6 exam: 50 questions | 70% passing score | 50 hours prep time.

  • Exam Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Starting from October 1, 2018, FINRA implemented a significant testing restructuring. New candidates are now mandated to successfully complete the Securities Industry Essential (SIE) exam in addition to passing the Series 6 exam in order to attain registration for Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products.

Class Formats

Access the program at your convenience with prerecorded 15 hours of video lectures. This allows the ease of program access to fit in your schedule. Practice questions are included to master the concepts.

Zahn provides program materials for universities to implement into their degree curriculum. The program includes instructor material, access to OnDemand video lecture recordings along with PowerPoint for each chapter. Practice questions are included with exam analyzer. Instructors have access to the mobile app including Glossary, Acronyms, and Flashcards. Access to our team for guidance in implementing the program.

Partner with us to offer the Zahn Program to your new hires using any format: OnDemand or Live Virtual. Our program has all the resources to help your new hires make the first step in their new career path. The educational resources matched with leading instruction will lead your new hires to successful results.


Zahn instructors specialize in providing study materials tailored to the most challenging topics tested in the exam. Our courses are available OnDemand with online resources. You will benefit from the expertise of seasoned instructors who have a wealth of experience in delivering engaging and interactive classes. We recognize that this exam marks the beginning of your career journey, and we highly value the time we spend with you in preparing for it. With program access lasting for a generous 180 days, you have ample time to master the material and excel in your exam.

Program includes:

Course lectures are taught by financial services professionals. Instruction includes engaging lectures and display effective learning methods. 8 hours of instruction.

Well-written hard copy to allow for note taking and highlighting key terms and concepts. Practice questions and examples throughout the chapters.

Learning management platform with organized study resources and access to testing tools.

Available on mobile app. Learn key information on-the-go between program materials. This library of additional resources will enhance the overall learning experience with ease.

Connect with a Zahn instructor while preparing for the exam. Material related questions posted on a bulletin board will be answered within 24 hours.

Practice question bank available with exam analyzer. Unlimited use.


Supplemental materials are designed to enhance your core study for exam prep purposes. These items are not meant to be a replacement for the Zahn Series 6 Program but supplement exam prep studies. Each product can be used as an analyzer to identify different areas that students need to personally focus on.

  • Practice Questions – Bank of practice questions
  • Acronyms, Glossary, Flashcards: available on mobile app only
  • Access to materials for 180 days
  • Orders placed prior to 2 PM ET will be processed same business day. Orders placed after 2 PM ET will be processed the next business day.



The Series 6 exam is a prerequisite for registered representatives who deal in investment companies, variable annuities, and life insurance contracts. To become registered as a representative, individuals must successfully pass both the SIE and Series 6 exams.

The Series 6 exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions.

To learn more about the specifics of the exam and FINRA policies: