Not everyone who wants to sit an FINRA exam is allowed to. Why? Because of FINRA's rules on sponsorship. So we developed Equivalency Training and Testing programs. Students study as normal, but instead of taking the FINRA's final licensing exam, they take our own Equivalency exam. This does not license you to trade or to give advice BUT it does demonstrate that you have reached an equivalent standard.
Often used by individuals wanting to enhance their CVs and by firms wanting to establish in-house standards and who want to avoid the cost of registration.