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.

Examinations will next be administered on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 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. Please note: The MRAP program is currently being phased out. MRAP-1 was offered for the last time in April 2021, and MRAP-2 will be offered for the last time in April 2022. After 2022, ALU will no longer offer the MRAP exam series.

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Current ALU and MRAP texts/editions:

More information on the required textbooks and curriculum


  • October 1, 2021 - Registration opens for the 2022 FALU and MRAP Exams.
  • February 1, 2022 - Enrollment deadline for examinations at regular fee. Withdrawal deadline for refund of exam fee less a cancellation fee.
  • March 1, 2022 - Enrollment deadline for examinations with additional late fee.
  • April 19, 2022 - ALU examinations written 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, local time. All examinations must be written at this time. Those not written at the scheduled time will not be accepted.
  • June 1, 2022 - Announcement of examination results.

Sample Test Questions