The affiliate broker exam is divided into two sections: national and state. If you pass one section, but not the other, you will only need to retake the section you failed. A passing score for one section of the exam will stay valid through two retakes of a failed section or for 6 months, whichever comes first.
If you have failed on your first attempt at the exam, you may retake it as soon as you want, after waiting 24 hours to schedule. If you test unsuccessfully on a Monday, you can call the next day, Tuesday, and then retest as quickly as Friday, depending on space availability.
After a second failed attempt, you will need to wait 30 days between any subsequent failed examinations to retake the exam.