Trader examination

FWB Trader Examination (Xetra/Börse Frankfurt)

The successful passing of the FWB trader examination will certify the expertise necessary for the admission as an exchange trader at Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB – Frankfurt Stock Exchange) - with the trading venues Xetra and Börse Frankfurt. In addition, proof of practical experience is required for admission.

A proof of the required practical experience is the FWB online system training. For further details on proof of professional qualification for admission as a Eurex trader, please refer to § 3 of the admission regulations for exchange traders.

Examination conditions

The exam consists of 50 questions regarding the FWB "Rules and Regulations" and functional aspects of trading. The exam lasts 30 minutes and can be taken at any exam location in German or English. To pass, 75% of the maximum score must be achieved.

The conduct of the examination and the withdrawal modalities are regulated in the admission regulations.

Exam preparation

The question catalogue containing all exam questions is publicly available. This material is sufficient for preparation. Further information and additional brochures about Xetra can be found on the Xetra website.

The questions catalogue and an exam simulation can be booked as an online tool as well.

Conditions for participation

Only persons who are officially in the process of admission as exchange traders may take part in this examination. This means that candidates must work for a company that is an exchange participant at FWB and an application for admission as an exchange trader must already have been submitted for the candidate in the online admission service.


Registration for this exam is only possible via the Electronic Exchange Admission Service (eXas). Depending on the access authorisation, registration is either direct or via the in-house admissions administrator.

Currently available

Date Time Location Availability
26.09.2020 11:10 - 11:40 Eschborn
06.10.2020 10:30 - 11:00 Zug
08.10.2020 10:30 - 11:00 Paris
13.10.2020 11:10 - 11:40 London
21.10.2020 10:30 - 11:00 Eschborn
02.11.2020 10:30 - 11:00 Zug
10.11.2020 11:10 - 11:40 London
18.11.2020 10:30 - 11:00 Eschborn
01.12.2020 10:30 - 11:00 Zug
03.12.2020 10:30 - 11:00 Paris
08.12.2020 11:10 - 11:40 London
16.12.2020 10:30 - 11:00 Eschborn

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