Medical Risk Assessment Professional (MRAP) Designation Program
The "Medical Risk Assessment Professional" or "MRAP" educational program is designed to appeal to a global insurance industry. The curriculum for this program has been designed to focus on medical topics only and will not address country or region specific material such as non-medical/avocation, financial, legislative or operational issues. There are no pre-requisites and no courses for the designation other than the two exams below.
It is aimed at meeting the needs of a large pool of candidates with a desire to learn more about the medical aspects and issues of risk assessment including, but not limited to, international students, underwriters working in a field office, pricing actuaries, medical directors, claims examiners, disability, long term care and critical illness underwriters and non-underwriting managers of underwriters.
If you are interested to learn more about the medical aspect of risk assessment to include anatomy, physiology, treatment of diseases and impact on life expectancy and morbity, we feel this course of study will be appropriate for you. This article titled, "What is all the MRAP about?" published in On the Risk, will provide the many benefits of the MRAP program.
The MRAP-1 Examination covers fundamental concepts that are essential to the evaluation of medical risks in life insurance underwriting, such as anatomy, common laboratory and diagnostic tests, alcohol and drug abuse and coronary artery disease.
There are two textbooks for the MRAP-1 Examination. The first textbook is: Medical Risk Assessment Principles - Textbook One, First Edition. Students are responsible for the entire MRAP-1 text. The second textbook is: Valerie C. Scanlon and Tina Saunders, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Seventh Edition, F. A. Davis Company, 2014. Students are responsible for selected readings as outlined in the introduction to Medical Risk Assessment Principles - Textbook One, First Edition.
The MRAP-2 Examination covers more advanced topics, including the immune system, underwriting the elderly, cancer, mental illness and hematological disorders, building upon the basics covered in the first exam. There are two textbooks for the MRAP-2 Examination. The first textbook is Advanced Medical Risk Assessment Principles - Textbook Two, First Edition. Students are responsible for the entire MRAP-2 text. The second textbook is: Valerie C. Scanlon and Tina Saunders, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Seventh Edition, F. A. Davis Company, 2014. Students are responsible for selected readings as outlined in the introduction to Advanced Medical Risk Assessment Principles - Textbook Two, First Edition.
The MRAP-1 and MRAP-2 examinations will be administered on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, local time. The examinations consist of 100 multiple-choice questions, each with a value of 1 point. The time allowed for these examinations is three hours. All questions for MRAP-1 and MRAP-2 are based upon material listed in the reading syllabus. ALU students may register for and write only one ALU exam during an exam cycle. All ALU examinations are written in English.
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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 Examinations 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.