it is under my impression that one does not need FIRNA firm sponsorship to take the 3 test. Also, one can take the 63, 65 test without FIRNA sponsorship. But is there a pre-req to the 63, 65 test? I thought a series 7 is needed for the 63, 65 to be ACTIVE but not to take it. My situation is that I do not have a 7, but would like to take the 63, 65 and then take the 7.