Hello, I am just starting a career in the securities industry and I am going to be applying for my Series 7 license. My employer stated an FBI background check will be done when I apply to get my license. When asked about my criminal record, this is what I said: 1993 underage possession of alcohol 1995 possession of marijuana 1997 DUI (pleaded down to reckless operation of a motor vehicle, but got 1 year suspension of driver's license and 5 year SR22 requirement; hence the subsequent violations) 1997, 2000, 2001 Driving on suspended license First of all, how possible is it that I my application for a Series 7 license will be denied, based on my criminal record? They were all misdemeanors. My boss mentioned that I may be subject to a "spot drug test" by the NASD/SEC. Is this true? I don't smoke marijuana more than once or tweice a year now, but I was planning on a celebration joint (for getting the job) in a few weeks. Is what he said true? Will I be required to take a drug test by the SEC/NASD? Your help is appreciated. Thanks!