The RES 5 Exam applies to all persons who wish to provide any of the following financial advisory services:
- Advise on securities and / or futures;
- Advise on and / or arrange life insurance (whether or not include investment-linked policies);
- Advise on and / or market of collective investment schemes.

Exam Syllabus

Part I: (forms about 70% of the exam, requires 75% passing score)
- Financial Advisers Act And Financial Advisers Regulations - Financial Advisers And Representatives
- Financial Advisers Act And Financial Advisers Regulations - Conduct of Business, Powers Of Authority And Offence
- Notices and Circulars of MAS and FAA
- Prevention Of Money Laundering And Countering The Financing Of Terrorism - Financial Advisers
- MAS Guidelines
- Revised Code On Collective Investment Schemes
- Central Provident Fund (CPF)
- Needs Analysis

Part II: (forms about 30% of the exam, requires 80% passing score)
- Why Professional Ethics Matter
- Professionalism
- Ethical Behavior
- Unethical Behavior
- Conflict Of Interest
- Fair Dealing
- Ethical Marketing & Sale Of Financial Products
- Developing Client – Representative Relationships
- Fact Finding And Needs Analysis
- Analysing And Evaluating A Client’s Financial Status
- Developing Appropriate Strategies And Solutions
- Presentation Of Analysis And Solutions To Clients
- Reviewing Clients’ Portfolios
- Basic Financial Planning Guide

About the Exam

- 150 MCQs (computer-based)
- Duration: 3 hours
- Passing score: 75% for Part I, 80% for Part II (you only pass if you meet both passing score)
- Fee: $185.30 (Mon-Fri 9-6pm) or $203.83

There is no exemption for RES 5. You can expect about 30% of the exam questions to test you on memorization (e.g. within how long to lodge a report).

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Exam Prerequisites / Resitting

There is no prerequisite to take this exam. You may also retake it immediately and with no restriction as to the number of times you take it before you pass.

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Official Study Guide and Booking of Exam Date

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