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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 elective 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 15, 2014 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.


September 1, 2013 - Registration opens for the 2014 ALU Exams.

February 1, 2014 - Enrollment deadline for ALU Examinations at regular fee. Withdrawal deadline for refund of Exam Fee less a cancellation fee.

March 1, 2014 - Enrollment deadline for ALU Examinations with additional late fee.

April 15, 2014 - ALU Examinations 101, 201, 202 and 301 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, 2014 - Announcement of ALU Examination results. A provisional list of passing students for ALU Examinations 101, 201, 202 and 301 will be posted on the ALU Website by this date. An email containing official individual results will be sent to each student at the student’s primary email address by this date.

For additional information, including the forms required for exam registration and textbook purchase, see the web pages for students, for exam proctors and for company educational representatives.

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