ALU DESIGNATIONS AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

The Academy of Life Underwriting offers a series of examinations to the life insurance professional to develop their skills in life insurance risk assessment. Successful completion of the full exam series, together with a number of courses offered by the Academy's educational partners, leads a student to either the Fellow, Academy of Life Underwriting (FALU) designation or Medical Risk Assessment Professional (MRAP) designation.

Students who have completed all requirements for an ALU or MRAP Certificate or Diploma must complete and submit a Request for Diploma form to the ALU Administration Office in order to receive their designation and diploma. In addition, this request must be received in the ALU Administration Office at least two weeks prior to a Conferment Date in order to have the certificate or diploma issued on that date.

The following programs are offered by the Academy of Life Underwriting organization.

FALU Diploma Program

This program contains a series of four ALU exams plus elective courses offered by the Academy's educational partners. These exams lead to the following ALU designations:

  • ALU Level One Certificate
  • Associate, Academy of Life Underwriting (AALU) Designation
  • Fellow, Academy of Life Underwriting (FALU) Designation

Medical Risk Assessment Professional (MRAP) Program        

The Medical Risk Assessment Professional progam is designed for those insurance professionals who desire to learn about the medical aspect of underwriting. The student can earn the certificate and after passing two examinations, the Medical Risk Assessment Professional designation. This designation is not meant to accompany the current FALU designation program, however a separate education program to enhance the student's medical risk assessment skills.

  • MRAP One Certificate
  • Medical Risk Assessment Professional Diploma

The Requirements page will assist you with the necessary requirements to earn either the FALU or MRAP designations.