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NAIC Annuity Suitability Training

Athene has a strong commitment to training our producers on annuity products. As part of our commitment, we have adopted annuity training specific to Athene products in compliance with the NAIC Model Suitability Rule. Athene's annuity product training is available for producers in all states regardless of whether a specific state has enacted the NAIC suitability training requirements.

Training is required in all states

Effective June 1, 2013, all producers in all states selling annuities are required to complete Athene's annuity product training course prior to solicitation.

Several states also require producers to complete an approved one-time four-hour annuity training course. This course must be completed in addition to the applicable annuity product training course. Recent regulations have been enacted in states which require producers to also complete the four-hour training course.

State Product Training
Effective Date
4-Hour Training Effective Date
(Newly Licensed Agents)
4-Hour Training Effective Date
(Existing Agents)
Minnesota 06/01/2013 01/01/2014 07/01/2014
Mississippi 06/01/2013 09/01/2013 09/01/2014

Please see the links below regarding other previously announced state adoptions and their specific training requirements.

States with annuity training requirements already in effect:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Athene has partnered with RegEd to provide both the one-time four hour annuity course and the Athene product specific course. You will find both courses offered via the link below.

Please note, if a producer has completed the one-time 4-hour annuity course through another approved provider approved by a state, a copy of the approved course certificate may be faxed with his/her agent code included to Athene Licensing Department at 866-709-3922.

Thank you for your commitment to Athene! We look forward to continuing to work with you.