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 the Fellow, Academy of Life Underwriting (FALU) designation.

Examinations will next be administered on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, local time. Students may register for and write only one exam during an exam cycle. All examinations are written in English. Each examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, each with a value of 1 point. All questions are based upon material listed in the reading syllabus. For ALU Exam 301, questions are based on the reading syllabus and upon information which a professional underwriter might reasonably be expected to know.

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  • October 18, 2023 - Registration opens for the April 2024 ALU exams.
  • December 1, 2023 - Announcement of October 2023 examination results.
  • February 1, 2024 - Enrollment deadline for examinations at regular fee. Withdrawal deadline for refund of exam fee less a cancellation fee.
  • March 1, 2024 - Enrollment deadline for examinations with additional late fee.
  • April 16, 2024 - ALU examinations written 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, local time. All examinations must be written at this time.
  • June 1, 2024 - Announcement of April 2024 examination results.

Sample Test Questions