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Series 3
National Commodity Futures Exam

Kaplan's securities test prep solutions for the NFA® Series 3 exam are tailored to meet your learning style. Choose from our Online Class or a Self-Study Solution; Kaplan offers flexible and convenient learning options.

Pass the Series 3 with a full suite of exam prep options designed to help you work smarter, perform better, and score higher. And with Kaplan's Practice Exam, SecuritiesPro™ QBank, and experienced instructors, you'll be more confident on exam day.

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Instructional Packages

BasicPlus Study

Don’t go it alone! Add expert instruction by Securities professionals to your Basic Self-Study Solution. Our OnDemand online class can be taken anytime, anywhere, and reviewed as often as you like. Plus, our clear, concise Study Notes provide convenient, organized post-class review.

Self-Study Packages:

Basic Self-Study

This package is the foundation for any successful study regimen! The comprehensive License Exam Manual, SecuritiesPro™ QBank, and Practice Exam form the core of your series-specific study program; partial access to InstructorLink™ provides a suite of online resources.



Online Class
Online Class - Our new OnDemand Online Class allows you to view the course from beginning to end at your leisure. These courses provide you the same high-level of instruction you would expect from a live class.
Class Notes
Class Notes - Concise and easy-to-use, these study notes highlight critical exam-focused content. This resource provides students with a convenient note-taking format for organized, post-class review.
License Exam Manual
License Exam Manual - A comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of the exam. Short, focused paragraphs with numerous graphics and exercises help students learn faster and retain critical information.
SecuritiesPro™ QBank
SecuritiesPro™ QBank - Test yourself with an interactive database of exam-focused questions. Build personalized exams based on length and topic of your choice, then complete the exams online or print them out to study on the go!

The QBank allows you to create personal notes and bookmarks for future reference, and search for specific questions based on keyword, question ID or notes.

Practice Exam
Practice Exam - An online collection of practice questions built on the most current test topics. Frequently updated to address the latest regulations. This exam may be taken only once as a measure of preparedness and provides a score with diagnostic feedback without answer explanations. Students should carefully review all Practice Exam questions and topics prior to their Series test to ensure the best possible exam results.
InstructorLink™ - A unique combination of online instructional resources and interactive support tools designed to help students pass their Securities exam.
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Instructor Email Access
Instructor Email Access - Allows students to submit questions directly to a Securities content expert for individualized assistance outside of regularly scheduled office hours.
Video Library
Video Library - A new and innovative series of streaming videos that provide students with an introduction to core concepts and test topics. Designed to supplement Traditional Live and Online Classes.
Searchable FAQs
Searchable FAQs - A database of past questions asked of our instructors that allows students to search by topic and keywords.
Exam-tips Blog
Exam-tips Blog - A blog by Securities content experts featuring exam tips, strategies, and motivational help. Provides students with additional exam-prep focus. Add the blog to your list of RSS feeds for instant notification of new postings.
Study Calendar
Study Calendar - A downloadable pdf of recommended study activities and timing.
Test Alerts
Test Alerts - A component of the blog, Test Alerts keep students informed of regulatory updates as well as any modifications to the content of their study materials.

Individual Study Components:


General Information

National Commodity Futures Exam is required for registration with the national commodity exchanges in order to solicit and sell commodity futures and options on futures.

Pre-Requisites: None

Type of Exam: 120 Multiple-choice

Exam Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Passing Grade: 70% or above

Fee: $125.00

Outline of Topics Covered:

  • Future Trading Theory and Basic Functions Terminology
  • Futures Margins, options Premiums, Price Limits, Settlements, Delivery, Exercise and Assignment
  • Types of orders, Customer Accounts, Price Analysis
  • Basic Hedging
  • Financial Hedging
  • Spreads
  • General Speculation
  • Financial Speculation
  • Options
  • Regulations

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Structured Study Program (SSP) - Available for Series 6, 7, 63, 65 and 66

Finally, an Answer for Training Directors.

Monitor the progress and performance of your employees whenever you want!† Employees falling behind are automatically identified with an ďAt RiskĒ alert. Our Structured Study Program (SSP) puts you in control and drives employee accountability.†

This simple and effective learning management program combines our Premium Instruction Solution with a comprehensive suite of online tools for tracking and reporting. Maximize the return on your training investment with SSP!

OnDemand Reporting

This innovative approach to Securities Training allows you to efficiently monitor the progress and performance of your employees. Available for Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66, SSP is a cost-effective, results-driven solution intended to get your reps licensed as quickly as possible.


Interactive Online Study Calendar

Students create their individualized study calendar with our dynamic online program. This results-driven process blends the core components of our Premium Instruction Solution with a study plan consistent with the firm's requirements to ensure exam readiness.

Our Structured Study Program combined with the new Premium Instruction Solution puts your employees in the best position to pass their Securities Licensing Exam!

Available for Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66.

Set up your firmís Structured Study Program today!

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