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Regulatory Sanctions

Cribbing During Your Series 7 Exam Not the Way to Go

October 16, 2018

The career of an associated person with RBC Capital Markets was short-circuited after she was caught cheating while taking the Series 7 examination. FINRA suspended her for 18 months – with no fine in light of her financial status.


The individual, who had joined RBC in May 2015 as a ‘non-registered fingerprinted person’ (NRF) and (for a time) became registered as a General Securities (Series 7) Rep in September 2017, was U5’d in June 2018.  


FINRA FINDINGS.    On September 26, 2017, while taking the General Securities Representative (Series 7) licensing examination, the individual took unscheduled breaks during the test session. During those breaks, she possessed and had access to study materials related to the subject matter of the licensing examination – in obvious violations of Test Center Rules.


FINANCIALISH TAKE AWAYS.    Associated personnel are no longer in grade school, so cheaters essentially put their careers at risk. In this case, the individual’s career ended before it really got started. SOMETHING TO REMIND THE PERSONNEL AT YOUR FIRM.


This case was reported in FINRA Disciplinary Actions for October 2018.

For details on this case, go to ...  FINRA Disciplinary Actions Online, and refer to Case #2018057088101.