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WASHINGTON, D.C. – (August 30, 2023) – The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Exam Validity Extension Program (EVEP). The EVEP provides eligible individuals with the opportunity to extend the validity of their Series 63 examination for up to five years while not registered with a jurisdiction.

“The EVEP allows industry professionals to maintain their state qualification exams for up to five years if they maintain compliance with their continuing education requirements and industry knowledge,” said NASAA President Andrew Hartnett. “The program is designed to provide flexibility for currently registered persons who, due to various reasons, may need to leave and then return to the industry.”

Eligible individuals may enroll in the EVEP through their Financial Professional Gateway (FinPro) account to extend their Series 63 examination validity, for up to five years by paying an annual fee of $35 and maintaining compliance with program requirements. Importantly, while all eligible individuals can enroll in the program, exam validity extensions will only be recognized when an individual reenters the industry and registers in states that have adopted the program.

NASAA is also developing a similar program for investment adviser representatives to extend their NASAA qualification exam (IAR EVEP), the Series 65, with enrollments beginning later this year. To extend both parts of the Series 66 exam, an individual must enroll in both programs, AG EVEP and IAR EVEP, to extend both Series 63 and Series 65 Credits, if applicable.

More information, including updates on state adoption, can be found here.


About NASAA:

Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of the securities regulators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the 13 provincial and territorial securities regulators in Canada, and the securities regulator in México. For more information, visit

For More Information:

Fred Baldassaro, Director of Communications | 202-737-0900

Karen Grajales, Communications and Investor Outreach Manager | 202-737-0900


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