FALU Exam Designation Program


The Academy of Life Underwriting offers a series of four examinations of increasing difficulty. 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 designation.

ALU Examinations 101, 201, 202 and 301 will next be administered on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, local time. Each examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, each with a value of 1 point. The time allowed for each examination is three hours. All questions for Exam 101, 201 and 202 are based upon material listed in the reading syllabus. For Exam 301, questions are based on the reading syllabus and upon information which a professional underwriter might reasonably be expected to know. ALU students may register for and write only one ALU exam during an exam cycle. All ALU examinations are written in English.


To register for an examination, select the Exam Registration option from the left menu.


September 1, 2017 - Registration opens for the 2018 ALU Exams.

February 1, 2018 - Enrollment deadline for all ALU Examinations at regular fee. Withdrawal deadline for refund of Exam Fee less a cancellation fee.

March 1, 2018 - Enrollment deadline for all ALU Examinations with additional late fee.

April 17, 2018 - ALU Examinations 101, 201, 202, 301 and MRAP-2 written 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, local time. All ALU Examinations must be written at this time. Those not written at the scheduled time will not be accepted.

June 1, 2018 - Announcement of ALU Examination results.  Exam results will be provided to each student by email no later than June 1, 2018.