I am a current professional looking to become a FA. I would like to keep my current job while I am going through the licensing process. I have done some research and it appears that Ameriprise would allow me to do this. My question is, if I allow Ameriprise to sponsor me to get my series 7 license, can I then move onto a firm such as ML, UBS, SB for a FA position and complete my training? My other concern is that if I go to ML, UBS, SB now and they sponsor me for the exam, if I don't pass it the first time I am out of a job, and I would have had to quit my current job in order for them to sponsor me. I am very passionate about becoming a FA but have a young family and am trying to risk manage the situation. Any thoughts.