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NAIC annuity training and suitability requirements

A majority of states require you to complete carrier-specific annuity product training courses, and/or a general annuity training course, prior to soliciting annuity sales in those states. The training gives you a general understanding of annuities and about specific carriers' products.

Information and details on accessing courses are provided below. You must complete both the state and separate product training.

  • Principal® Financial Network and Principal Securities, Inc. Registered Representatives (PDF)

How to access Principal annuity courses

Carrier specific annuity product training courses, which are a series of PowerPoint slides for you to review, can be accessed through the RegEd website.

If you haven’t already, you’ll be required to log in and complete the Self Registration page. Click on “Register” to complete your profile. 


Product name Course code Approximate
length of time
Principal - Pivot Series
 Variable Annuity
Principal - Lifetime Income   Solutions II Variable Annuity PRINCIPALLIFETIMEINCOME2 20 minutes
Principal  - Strategic Outcomes PrincipalStrategicOutcomes 20 minutes

General and Best Interest annuity state training element

If you’re a Principal Financial Network producer, you can find the four-hour general annuity training course, and the new one-hour and four-hour Best Interest annuity state training courses, on Virtual University.

If the general training course is completed outside of Virtual University, a certificate of completion from the registered CE provider must be sent to the Sales Compensation Administration team to prove the training has been completed.


For financial professional use only. Not intended for the public. 

Annuity products and services are offered through Principal Life Insurance Company, a member company of Principal, Des Moines, Iowa 50392.



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